Get to Know Stroke Nurse Navigator-Brooke Medel


https://youtu.be/p042m3p3p_A Know Stroke Podcast Season 2 Episode 5 Interview with Brooke Medel- Stroke Nurse Navigator at UConnHealth Navigator: one that navigates or is qualified to navigate. Who are some people that come to mind when you think of navigators? Most navigators have personality traits of wanting to help others achieve their goals. Brooke Medel is a …

A Gross Case of Lack of Surgical Oversight in PFO Closure


Why is it so difficult to prevent unnecessary medical procedures in the US Healthcare System? This was the subheading of a recent article in the Politics section of the Atlantic on August 13,2021 by Chris Outcalt that caught my eye after a Google alert for stroke and PFO flagged it for me. Image Source: The …

Boston Marathon Legend Dick Hoyt was the definition of Boston Strong


Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt passed away this week on Wednesday morning. He was 80 years old and a Boston Marathon favorite. I personally looked forward to seeing he and his son Rick on their journey from Hopkinton to Boston just about every year I’ve been blessed to be up in Boston on Patriot’s Day …

COVID-19 and Stroke


Brief Explanation of How COVID-19 Impacts the Whole Body In this short video Dr. Mitch Elkind, American Heart Association president, and a stroke neurologist at Columbia University, briefly explains how the virus that causes COVID-19 can impact the whole body, including the heart and brain. https://youtu.be/B7_R6zZysbo Video Source: American Heart Association Coronavirus (COVID-19) Questions We’re …

#WorldStrokeDay KnowStroke!


Make time today on World Stroke Day to learn about stroke from a few of our inspiring stroke thrivers in our Team EnableUs Community! Check out this great video by our cofounder reflecting back on some of the their stories from 2020! From Michael https://youtu.be/c-pjQXWNjw4 From David Learn more from my latest blog post on …

What is Your Stroke Risk?


Know Your Numbers to Learn Which Values You Need to Monitor to Reduce Risks! Find out with a simple checklist quiz from the American Heart / Stroke Association to quickly scan your risk factors for stroke.* Download Full-Size PDF of this Quiz and Print For Display Directions: For each risk factor, select the box [higher …

Stroke and Arrhythmia Risks Increased with Cannabis Use in Young Adults


post by David Dansereau,MSPT For Heavy Cannabis Users Risk of Stroke Doubled In two separate studies, both of which will be presented at the annual American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions meeting November 16 -18 in Philadelphia, links were found between marijuana use and an increase in stroke as well as increased risk of heart …

Measuring Gait Speed May Help Predict Stroke Recovery Functional Outcomes


David Dansereau, MSPT for Know-Stroke.org According to a recent study published in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association (ASA), and summarized on September 26,1019 in Stroke News Release by the AHA/ASA,   a walking speed of more than 3 feet per second (or just over 2 miles per hour) was a critical threshold …

Get Real


  After a Stroke Thank you to Nancy Coulter-Parker, Editor for Stroke Smart Magazine for a great interview and article in the current 2016 edition.  Nancy featured some of my top tips for goal setting after a stroke in their “Ask the Expert” column. Get Real is a great headline, especially for the topic of …

Take the Poll: Burning Brains. The REAL danger of teens smoking “spice” and stroke


Article by David Dansereau,MSPT Read Now http://www.know-stroke.org/burning-teens-brains-synthetic-marijuana-and-stroke.html Never heard of “spice”?- READ NOW