26 Year Old Arizona Twins Suffer Strokes


There are so many smaller important stories within this story reported today by ABC News.  As you know, I've been "shouting from the sidelines"  for years about all the important lessons within this story.  Keywords: PFO screening, migraine, rise in young stroke, growing rate of obesity, pediatric stroke connection,declining activity level in young and stroke …

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Best Emergency ID for Stroke Survivors


Why I wear an Interactive Road ID The other day I was out for a run with my 11 year old son and we were pushing it a little hard on  hills.  The trail was challenging and was “off the beaten path” a bit and I  suddenly came to the realization (as my heart was …

PFO/Migraine/Stroke Discussion not on RI Stroke Conference Agenda


What would you like to say? As someone perhaps concerned about the future research on the PFO/Migraine/Stroke connection please help me evaluate the stroke conference I attended yesterday for the PFO Research Foundation.  As I previously mentioned in a post on our patient advocacy group, I attended the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Stroke Conference: "Getting …

On May 1st I received Closure on the Question of PFO Closure


My percutaneous closure to repair a PFO Yes, you already may know "MAY" is National Stroke Awareness Month.  What you may not know is May 1st will always have a different meaning for me.  On May 1st, 2007 I had heart surgery or percutaneous closure to repair a PFO (patent foramen ovale) that is believed …