Dogs save owner having a stroke


Ring doorbell captures the dogs escape as they run to alert a neighbor for help The power of our pets! Great story which appeared in the news today of a quick response and good outcome as everyone, including the stroke survivors dogs, acted FAST!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbgBLAippDM   Learn more about Ring Doorbells on Amazon     […]

King Wilder, 57, never knew he had a hole in his heart until he had a stroke


Listen to this 911 call and share Mr. Wilder’s  chilling experience of what it feels like to be having a stroke and not be able to communicate.  It was later determined that the cause of his stroke was probably caused from a PFO (patent foramen ovale), or hole in his heart.   As shared by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hey Guys, Don’t be a Ditka!


Take Stroke Warning Signs Seriously Regardless of what Mike Ditka says, STROKE IS a “Big Deal”. You may have heard recently Mike Ditka had a minor stroke a few weeks back while playing cards at his country club.   This story grabbed some media headlines and it was first reported by Dan Pompei of the […]

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

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 […]