Even Hercules Can Have a Stroke

Open a digital copy of this month’s Stroke Connection and read about Kevin Sorbo’s account of his stroke and recovery (YES that Hercules). His book is a great read too, but if you just can’t afford to miss a minute on Facebook then click on the link above to read this great article written by Jon Caswell in Stroke Connection on Kevin’s recovery after a stroke.

[My personal sidebar] Best line/take away: Kevin mentions in the article and in his book that his state of mind post-stroke was like ” looking out from inside an aquarium with a low humming sound in the back of his head that never stopped “.  I bet many readers of my blog that are migraineurs/stroke survivors can understand this all too well.

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Gore Medical Products Division Purchases Closure 1 Data from NMT Medical


The purchase of  this stroke and PFO (patent foramen ovale) data from Closure 1 as well as intellectual property is reported to be ” in the spirit of collaboration and in the interest of advancing scientific and medical understanding”.

posted by David Dansereau for know-stroke.org

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Oct 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) today announced that the Company has purchased the assets and intellectual property of NMT Medical, Inc., including the data related to CLOSURE I, a prospective, multi-center, randomized controlled trial of PFO closure with the STARFLEX(R) Device (NMT Medical, Inc.) versus best medical therapy for the prevention of recurrent stroke and/or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in patients with cryptogenic stroke/TIA and PFO….read full press release