What the medical device industry could learn from the auto industry about proper PFO patient care


PFO Patients Need a Comprehensive Care Plan and Owner's Warranty for Service Just came from my 5000 mile service check on our new car.  The "Maintenance Required" light had been on for over a week so I quickly scheduled an appointment and got in for an early weekend appointment.  Granted, it was the first time …

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Thanking Jamie for Stepping Up for Pediatric Stroke


Thank You Jamie! Pediatric Stroke Awareness has a New Bright Mind in the Fight Against Stroke If you've been hanging around my stroke blog for some time you know I post often on pediatric stroke awareness and the importance of stroke education for the young faces of stroke.  To get caught up on the subject …

First-ever group aims to speed medical devices to market


from theHeart.org Silver Spring, MD - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled a new nonprofit, public-private partnership that aims to speed safe medical devices to market, in part by encouraging otherwise-competing manufacturers to pool their knowledge about product testing [1]. One example of how this collaboration might bear fruit is the development …

YES, a STROKE is “IN YOUR HEAD”!!!


So Doc, don't be so quick to send me home with migraine meds.  Don't assume your own Doctor is  paying attention to your STROKE Warning signs. KNOW-STROKE! Why?? Read and Share Derrick Burns Story originally posted on my Know-Stroke.org Facebook Page "Burns had severe headaches for days before his stroke. A few weeks after spring practice …

Hey Guys, Don’t be a Ditka!


Take Stroke Warning Signs Seriously Regardless of what Mike Ditka says, STROKE IS a "Big Deal". You may have heard recently Mike Ditka had a minor stroke a few weeks back while playing cards at his country club.   This story grabbed some media headlines and it was first reported by Dan Pompei of the …