Another PFO trial shows evidence of better outcomes for stroke patients following PFO closure


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 […]

A surprising 75 percent of Young Americans under age 45 STILL do not know the signs and symptoms of stroke!


Young Bright Minds at Risk post by David Dansereau-Know-Stroke.org To make matter worse, many of the participants in a recent survey on stroke warning signs admit they would likely wait out the symptoms — weakness, numbness, difficulty seeing or difficulty seeing — of a potentially deadly brain episode to see if things got better on […]

Please Support Young Stroke Survivor Jamie Coyle’s Book


“The Luckiest Girl in the World” I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Jamie Coyle over the past 6+ years since learning of her stroke in our local paper when she was just 12 years old.  Jamie was playing hockey when she had a stroke on the ice.    Initial delays in recognizing the stroke […]

Rhode Island Gets “Brain Power” Boost for Neuroscience Research


The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience was recently established at the University of Rhode Island (URI) on November 14, 2013.  This new partnership will help boost the brain power of the  Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP) at URI  which gathers researchers and educators from a wide range of disciplines—faculty who work to pose and […]

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 […]

You Don’t Game Plan for Stroke, but annually there are over 800,000 reasons why you should.


I am one of those 800,000 that did not have a plan for Stroke.  In the next three posts I will try to explain why we need a better approach to Stroke Education-DP Dansereau, Know-Stroke.org Part One: Background As every athlete, coach and supportive parent knows, one of the big reasons for the success of […]