Exercise Guidelines for PFO Patients Needed


The PFO Research Foundation recently met in Washington, DC for its first PFO Summit.  I attended the event and was hoping for both practical and selfish reasons to get some clarity on exercise guidelines from some of the world’s top authorities on PFO.  Instead, what I learned in one of the breakout sessions aimed at […]

PFO Patient Survey Update


The first ever PFO Patient Survey is now closing in on nearly 200 completed surveys!  Thank you if you have already taken a few minutes of your time to complete this important survey.   We still need your help,  so if you have procrastinated a bit and said “I’ll get to it later”  now is […]

After a stroke work with your medical provider to cover all your treatment options


by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org Life after a stroke can be like living with a ticking time bomb.  The reality is that a second, possibly fatal stroke can very well follow the first.  In 2006, I survived a second stroke and shortly thereafter I vowed to make that one my last.  I researched all my […]

Time is Brain (and we still need to know more about PFO and Stroke…)


As you might be aware May is Stroke Awareness Month. I hope that you take some time this month to review and advance your knowledge on stroke!  To keep up to date, I just finished viewing a replay on the Rhode Island Hospital (Providence) website where they created a stroke e-presentation for the EMS Community featuring Dr. […]