GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder used in REDUCE trial returns positive results


According to recent Gore announcement, their PFO closure device  showed a statistically significant reduction in stroke recurrence in the primary intent-to-treat analysis.  Read the full Gore press release here…  

Here’s the nutrition facts on artificial sweeteners and stroke risk


Most processed foods today have added sugars.  With up to 70% of all processed and packaged foods on the market today being infused with more sugar, it is indeed difficult to avoid the white stuff. So what about the substitutes, the low to no cal sweeteners that promise you they are better for your health.  Are they …

New American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guidelines on PFO Closure in Cryptogenic Stroke are Discouraging


AAN Ruling Again on P values NOT Patient Values [In my opinion this is very discouraging news and more evidence to show there is still a great divide in how neurologists and cardiologists treat cryptogenic stroke with known PFO.] Despite the hard work of PFO patients (like myself) to make a difference by providing testimony and …

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 …

Body in Balance Principles Help in Recovery


The following is a recent 5 Star Review of Body in Balance on Amazon I’ve adopted the simple diet an exercise principles outline in the book and used them to fuel my obsession to get better. -March 21, 2016 By Eddie This review is from: Body in Balance: Bare Naked Truth on Nutrition Fitness and Food Policies …

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 …

A surprising 75 percent of Young Americans under age 45 STILL do not know the signs and symptoms of stroke!


Young Bright Minds at Risk post by David Dansereau-Know-Stroke.org To make matter worse, many of the participants in a recent survey on stroke warning signs admit they would likely wait out the symptoms — weakness, numbness, difficulty seeing or difficulty seeing — of a potentially deadly brain episode to see if things got better on …

Higher exhaled carbon monoxide levels linked to increased stroke risk


According to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015 and reported by American Heart Association News, high levels of exhaled carbon monoxide was associated with a greater risk of future stroke and transient ischemic attack among seemingly healthy adults. Carbon monoxide is produced naturally by the human body as a signaling …

Just Published: A Lesson in Learning from a Skateboarding Physics Professor


If you are struggling with your own stroke recovery you must read this post and watch this video Read: A Lesson in Learning from a Skateboarding Physics Professor by David Dansereau,MSPT

10 Year Old Girl Uses Knowledge of Stroke to Save her Grandpa’s Life


Source: Steve Harris / News 4 St. Louis,Mo. (KMOV.com) Kids are Never too Young to Know-Stroke and SAVE Lives! Follow the link and watch this great video to learn how the young bright mind of 4th grader Sophia Tabors recognized the stroke warning signs and took FAST action to save her grandpa.  As Steve Harris from News …