A Year in Review- Still No Closure on PFO Closure!!


 PFO Closure Progress: Still in the Dark Ages? These PFO posts still remain two of my most popular posts in 2014 according to WordPress site stats for “Year in Review” which makes me sad actually because it probably means folks are still looking for closure on PFO closure (2 years after the original PFO closure/”Dark […]

Stroke Recovery Webinar


  STILL a FEW Seats Left for the Webinar Tomorrow…. Register Now! Here’s a Few Things I’ll cover on the Webinar:

Free Stroke Education Webinar Registration Open


  Introducing our Smart Moves Stroke Recovery Webinar Series Registration is Now Open! How to restore Balance and Set Smart Goals After a Stroke Presenter: David Dansereau,MSPT What You’ll learn on this Webinar: Practical examples on why most rehab goals fail and how to overcome this barrier. How to Measure Your Progress and Build Your […]

Home Stroke Recovery Webinars


Announcement: Smart Moves Webinar Series Home Stroke Recovery   Free Registration Begins October 20th How to Restore Balance and Set Smart Goals After a Stroke

TCD and PFO Study Results


TCD is Superior to TEE for Detection of PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) AHAScience News-International Stroke Conference 2014-San Diego Ralph Sacco, MD, FAHA, past-president of the American Heart Association, interviews David Spence, MD, primary investigator of the trial, “Transcranial Doppler Is Superior to Transesophageal Echocardiography in Detection of Patent Foramen Ovale,” which he presented at ISC […]

A new defensive position for Kris Letang : Stroke Defense


Article by David Dansereau-Know-Stroke.org What type of “D” will be best for Kris Letang following his stroke ? Kris Letang’s recent stroke and press surrounding what may have contributed to it (doctors found a small PFO) are certainly making waves again about PFO closure.  Will he be able to play professional hockey again?  It is […]

PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) Educational Videos


A Collection of Videos on PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) Detection, PFO Closure Procedures, and  current PFO Research and Education Initiatives David Dansereau, Know-Stroke.org See All PFO Videos

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 […]

Tragic case of Death by Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) in a Young Soccer Player


This tragedy once again points to the need for better heart and cardiovascular screening and awareness of congenital heart defects in our young athletes. – David Dansereau,MSPT  know-stroke.org As reported in the March 2013 Journal of Invasive Cardiology  (J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2013;25(3):162-164) Abstract: A 34-year-old male patient was referred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment […]