PFO/Migraine/Stroke Discussion not on RI Stroke Conference Agenda


What would you like to say? As someone perhaps concerned about the future research on the PFO/Migraine/Stroke connection please help me evaluate the stroke conference I attended yesterday for the PFO Research Foundation.  As I previously mentioned in a post on our patient advocacy group, I attended the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Stroke Conference: “Getting […]

Another stroke overlooked in a young adult


It took 30 minutes for friends and coworkers to call 911 and get help for then 19 year old Phoebe Dow.   They were trying to figure out, “Are you Ok”?  “Are you intoxicated?” Phoebe was not OK, she was having a stroke.  But, that couldn’t be, right?  “Everyone knows kids and young adults can’t  have […]

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 […]

Thanking Jamie for Stepping Up for Pediatric Stroke


Thank You Jamie! Pediatric Stroke Awareness has a New Bright Mind in the Fight Against Stroke If you’ve been hanging around my stroke blog for some time you know I post often on pediatric stroke awareness and the importance of stroke education for the young faces of stroke.  To get caught up on the subject […]

YES, a STROKE is “IN YOUR HEAD”!!!


So Doc, don’t be so quick to send me home with migraine meds.  Don’t assume your own Doctor is  paying attention to your STROKE Warning signs. KNOW-STROKE! Why?? Read and Share Derrick Burns Story originally posted on my Know-Stroke.org Facebook Page “Burns had severe headaches for days before his stroke. A few weeks after spring practice […]

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 […]

Stroke rate increasing among younger people | 6abc.com


CDC reports stroke rate up 37 percent among young people. See this story and video http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/health&id=8815788

Send in a Faces of Stroke Video for PFO / Stroke Awareness


The National Stroke Association invites you to share your stroke story on video.  Please remember to make mention of PFO and the connection with stroke. I believe they are promoting aFib awareness for stroke this month but until we get a month dedicated to PFO Awareness this will do.  Make a short video and send […]