PFO Post Closure ” Do I take these pills for life? “


Once a hole in the heart is plugged with a PFO closure device the common question asked by patients is how long does one need to continue antiplatelet therapy?   According to a new analysis reported in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, long-term follow-up of patients who underwent patent foramen ovale (PFO) […]

First AHA/ASA Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Guidelines


On May 4th in their publication Stroke,  the The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) for the first time issued guidelines on stroke rehabilitation and recovery.  This scientific statement on rehabilitation is the 8th set of stroke guidelines from the American Stroke Association, and these guidelines focusing on recovery are the last of the association’s recommendations for […]

NEVER “too young” to think about Stroke


Another young bright mind, Isaac Webber, is dismissed initially as being “too young” to have a stroke Here’s why we all might want to do a better job recognizing the stroke warning signs….at any age! Just posted this article on my Know Stroke site-Please Read and SHARE! THANK YOU !!

PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) Educational Videos


A Collection of Videos on PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) Detection, PFO Closure Procedures, and  current PFO Research and Education Initiatives David Dansereau, Know-Stroke.org See All PFO Videos

Use Coumadin Blister Packs? Take note of recent recall


Coumadin Recall / Bristol Myers 1 mg Tablet Blister Packs only Recall Notice :  Posted  from FDA / MedWatch AUDIENCE: Hematology, Cardiology, Risk Manager RECALL INFO: Bristol-Myers Squibb determined that some of the tablets, over time, may not meet specification for isopropanol. Isopropanol is used to maintain the active ingredient, Coumadin, in the crystalline state, […]