Is PFO closure now a black hole for medicine?


-by David Dansereau,MSPT  Know-Stroke.org I admit, I was drifting in thought as I watched the movie Interstellar with my boys over the weekend. The 2014 movie stars Matthew McConaughey who plays Cooper, an ex-pilot who must leave his family on Earth behind to lead an expedition beyond our galaxy through a black hole to discover […]

26 Year Old Arizona Twins Suffer Strokes


There are so many smaller important stories within this story reported today by ABC News.  As you know, I’ve been “shouting from the sidelines”  for years about all the important lessons within this story.  Keywords: PFO screening, migraine, rise in young stroke, growing rate of obesity, pediatric stroke connection,declining activity level in young and stroke […]

Heart Anatomy and PFO


source: http://www.amplatzer.com/ Understanding PFO The heart is divided into four separate chambers. The upper chambers, or atria, are divided by a wall called the atrial septum. The foramen ovale is a flap or tunnel shaped hole in the atrial septum during fetal development that allows blood to travel through the heart without going to the […]