Tragic case of Death by Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) in a Young Soccer Player


This tragedy once again points to the need for better heart and cardiovascular screening and awareness of congenital heart defects in our young athletes. – David Dansereau,MSPT  know-stroke.org As reported in the March 2013 Journal of Invasive Cardiology  (J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2013;25(3):162-164) Abstract: A 34-year-old male patient was referred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment […]

“Upload” more Brain Power? Is this the future of Stroke Rehab/Recovery ?


While researching emerging technologies for brain recovery as part of my new book, I started following the work that the MIT Media Lab is doing especially the work of Ed Boyden a biological engineer and brain and cognitive scientist.   If you have the time go watch the video he did for TED below, this is […]

Many Stroke Patients Discontinue Meds After 3 Months


“These stroke meds are critical for many survivors to help prevent secondary stroke.  What’s going on here with almost a 25% non compliance rate?” – DP Dansereau, MS,PT  for know-stroke.org According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center  at least a quarter of patients who have suffered a stroke […]

Dig your grave with your teeth?


Heart disease and stroke are the number one and three causes of death in the United States.  Inflammation has been shown to be a primary factor in the development of atherosclerosis, the major cause of cardiovascular disease.  But did you ever think you could be “digging your grave with your teeth”. If you keep up […]