Stroke Resources: My articles archived from Stroke Smart Magazine


Over the years I’ve written articles on stroke recovery, goal setting, rehabilitation, prevention, and stroke awareness.  Some of those articles were written for Stroke Smart Magazine.     Here’s My Article on Setting Smart Goals after a Stroke featured in Stroke Smart Magazine’s Ask the Expert Column: https://t.co/QPtPM23U6Z — David Dansereau MSPT (@PTcoach) October 17, […]

Stroke Rehabilitation Therapy Paired with Vagus Nerve Stimulation Looks Promising for Recovering Arm Function in Small Stroke Recovery Pilot


As originally published in  27 Sep 2018 issue of Stroke.   Vagus Nerve Stimulation Paired With Upper Limb Rehabilitation After Chronic Stroke- A Blined Randomized Pilot Study STROKEAHA.118.022279 A new pilot study found that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), in addition to regular rehabilitation therapy, can double the rate of recovery for stroke patients. Important Safety Note:  Implanting a […]

New Tufts Stroke Fitness Club Coming Soon!


Get your workout in before you start your day! Announcement: New! Tufts Stroke Fitness Club If you live in or around Boston and want to meet up with a like-minded group to continue exercising regularly (or if you are simply in need of a nudge to start-up again )  here’s something you might be interested […]

Can Apple’s New Watch Series 4 Help With Reducing Strokes?


The Apple Watch 4 that was revealed earlier this week at the latest Apple Event will include electrocardiogram testing, often referred to as an ECG.  This test is how medical professionals check the electricity in a patient’s heart.  With this new innovation, Apple has demonstrated they are making a big move into marketing the smartwatch […]

Get Moving!


Latest Research Reveals: Exercise is Key!   Want to add a few years?  Not just to live longer and improve your lifespan, but to increase your healthspan.  [ Definition: healthspan –the period of a person’s life during which they are generally healthy and free from serious or chronic illness.]  Solution: Get moving!!  Study after study reveals […]

Exercise, Longevity and Your Neural Health


What should I know about the role of exercise and longevity? I was recently asked this question by Emma Picard of the Attleboro based Sun Chronicle for their weekend edition focusing on Longevity  (read her article online here).  My response was simple yet this answer is often ignored and its effectiveness overlooked.  As PT’s we […]

Know-Stroke.org Announcement: New Member Services Site Launching Soon!


Stroke Awareness | Recovery | Rehabilitation Resources Launching April 1st  Featuring: All new webinars, keynotes, research opportunities and a new stroke telerehab platform for home stroke recovery!  

Another PFO trial shows evidence of better outcomes for stroke patients following PFO closure


The findings support results of several trials and suggest that patients with a higher-risk #PFO are likely to benefit from a pfo closure device. According to findings presented at the 67th American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session,  patients who received a medical device to close a patent foramen ovale (PFO) after a stroke fared better […]

Are patients with a patent foramen ovale at increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke?


Posted by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org As reported in the February 6, 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association  | Source:  JAMA. 2018;319(5):452-462.   This study tested the hypothesis that a preoperatively diagnosed PFO is associated with increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. Summary of Findings: For adults undergoing non-cardiac surgery, […]

GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder used in REDUCE trial returns positive results


According to recent Gore announcement, their PFO closure device  showed a statistically significant reduction in stroke recurrence in the primary intent-to-treat analysis.  Read the full Gore press release here…