PFO Post Closure ” Do I take these pills for life? “


Once a hole in the heart is plugged with a PFO closure device the common question asked by patients is how long does one need to continue antiplatelet therapy?   According to a new analysis reported in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, long-term follow-up of patients who underwent patent foramen ovale (PFO) [...]

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Early Education and Understanding Risks are Keys to Reducing Stroke Rates in Young Adults


According to a new study published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine, globally, one in four people over age 25 is now at risk for stroke during their lifetime. The growing burden of stroke on young adults Surveys mentioned in the study indicate the global burden of stroke has been increasing, and the prevention of [...]

ROAD ID now available for Apple Watch


As you may know, if you've been following my blog you know I've been a big fan of the ROADID for quite some time.  I'll even post my old video below to show you how I had used it well before they made specialty bands for all the new wearable trackers out today.  You'll see in the video [...]

Feed Your Brain!


About my Book: Body in  Balance At the core of Body in Balance is a goal of improving your skill power or brain health to help you shift your mindset and begin thinking toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living—and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around nutrition and popular [...]

Interesting New Research on the Cerebellum


The cerebellum is the area at the back and bottom of the brain behind the brainstem (and shown in purple in the photo below). The cerebellum has several functions relating to movement and coordination, including maintaining balance and rhythm timing, coordinating movement (including eye movement), and motor learning of new tasks.  The cerebellum has also [...]

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 [...]

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