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 […]

Notre Dame’s Hegarty sidelined by stroke from “holes” in heart


Attention: Athletes- Parents- Coaches- Trainers – KNOW-STROKE !! “I hope Matt makes a quick return to the game he loves. I also sincerely hope the sports community in particular hear Matt’s stroke story and realize that stroke can happen to young athletes.  Finally, I urge trainers, parents, coaches AND physicians NOT to simply sit on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Send in a Faces of Stroke Video for PFO / Stroke Awareness


The National Stroke Association invites you to share your stroke story on video.  Please remember to make mention of PFO and the connection with stroke. I believe they are promoting aFib awareness for stroke this month but until we get a month dedicated to PFO Awareness this will do.  Make a short video and send […]

PFO and Cryptogenic Stroke:Another Runner Shares his Story


Following this story Medical Mystery : The Runner who lost his voice http://www.nationalpost.com/m/blog.html?b=life.nationalpost.com/2011/09/20/medical-mystery-the-runner-who-lost-his-voice&s=Opinion

Flip Flops, Groin Kicks and Physicians without Heart have no place in PFO Patient Care


Flip Flops, Groin Kicks and Physicians without Heart have no place in PFO Patient Care By David Dansereau,MSPT for www.know-stroke.org I admit, I’ve needed a boost to get back to my know-stroke blog after almost a month away from posting.  You see, I’ve been working hard at expanding my physical therapy business recently but have never […]

“You Have Had a Stroke”-What to do next?


Yes, I admit, my posts these days on my stroke blog have been few and far between.  I have been extremely busy (more on this shortly) but  I had to comment on this story right away before I bookmarked it and  it got eventually lost in a sea of other things  “to do”. Liz Bestic, […]