New American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guidelines on PFO Closure in Cryptogenic Stroke are Discouraging


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 …

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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 …

Exercise Guidelines for PFO Patients Needed


The PFO Research Foundation recently met in Washington, DC for its first PFO Summit.  I attended the event and was hoping for both practical and selfish reasons to get some clarity on exercise guidelines from some of the world’s top authorities on PFO.  Instead, what I learned in one of the breakout sessions aimed at …