Prov. Journal picked up my story


I learned from the American Stroke Association, Boston Affiliate that the The Providence Journal ran my story in yesterday’s Sunday paper.  I did not see the actual article, but here's the link they sent me from the print. Below is the link – check it out> http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/running/2008/07/stroke-survivor.html Not Oprah yet, but perhaps this will help …

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Tedy’s Team-Why We Run


I was recently asked by a member of Tedy’s Team from the American Stroke Association to share my story with other team members. I am posting my reply to this request because I want to remind everyone why my stroke blog exists today as well as why it is so important that we all make …

Perhaps we should be asking physicians to “GIVE ME FIVE” more minutes


In my last post I discussed how to recognize a stroke and the controversy surrounding which method or reminders are the best tools to use to educate the public on stroke awareness. https://knowstroke.wordpress.com/2008/05/06/give-me-five-for-stroke-or-act-fast/ I also set aside some time last month in my business ezine, Health-E-News to remind my subscribers about just how much more …

“Give Me Five” for Stroke or “Act F.A.S.T.”??


May is National Stroke Awareness Month we can agree. Right? Especially this month I've found all public agencies seem to be trying to get their own "version" of their message out about recognizing the warning signs for stroke. This post is to clear up the confusion and help you decide which you like better. My …

Do you know-stroke?


Know-Stroke May is Stroke Awareness month: Do you know-stroke? May 1,2008 Acknowledging the month of May as “Stroke Awareness Month” offers advocates for stroke awareness, stroke survivors and their families and caregivers an opportunity to educate the public about the devastating and debilitating effects of stroke. I offer this page on my sites today exactly …

YouTube Video showing PFO closure on ORLive


I've passed this link along to many people who have contacted me through my Know-Stroke blog. I think that if you have the time to view it (it's over an hour long) it answers lots of questions and shows the same PFO closure procedure I had done at MGH (no, that's not me on the …

PFO and CardioSeal info


Source: ClevelandClinic.org Patent Foramen Ovale Your septum The septum is the muscular wall separating the heart into the left and right sides. The atrial septum is the wall separating the atria (the two upper chambers). The ventricular septum is the wall separating the ventricles (the two lower chambers). Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) The foramen ovale …