They say no one runs Boston alone. As the world’s oldest and most prestigious distance event the Boston Marathon terrain presents a tremendous challenge even on an ideal running day. This 122nd running was certainly not ideal and Mother Nature made the ups and downs of the hilly terrain mile after mile even more challenging [...]
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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 [...]
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, [...]
The decision to close a PFO after a stroke should certainly only be made after extensive testing and collaboration by patients and clinicians working closely together. From my experience being involved as a stroke patient advocate and following the stories of cryptogenic stroke patients with PFO over time, I've learned first hand that part of [...]
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...
Most processed foods today have added sugars. With up to 70% of all processed and packaged foods on the market today being infused with more sugar, it is indeed difficult to avoid the white stuff. So what about the substitutes, the low to no cal sweeteners that promise you they are better for your health. Are they [...]
News announcement from FDA you'll be interested in if you've suffered a cryptogenic stroke from a suspected PFO and need more choice for treatment
Help needed to learn more about stroke and young adults. Can you share your story? post by David Dansereau,MSPT Know-Stroke.org A stroke is devastating at any age. When you are forced to deal with a stroke at a young age, there are many additional challenges during your recovery. From getting back your independence, restoring your identity and [...]
AAN Ruling Again on P values NOT Patient Values [In my opinion this is very discouraging news and more evidence to show there is still a great divide in how neurologists and cardiologists treat cryptogenic stroke with known PFO.] Despite the hard work of PFO patients (like myself) to make a difference by providing testimony and [...]