Vigo in collaboration with Cēsis clinic begins a pilot project for stroke survivors

Cēsis clinic is the first health institution in Latvia that has begun offering stroke inpatients a new program made in Latvia that aims to reduce the time and efforts needed to recover from stroke…

What happens 5 years post stroke?

A stroke occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, however dealing with stroke after effects can take several years. In this article read about what happens 5 years post stroke and what can be expected…

Types of vision impairment after stroke

Vision impairment is quite a common stroke after effect. At least half of the stroke survivors will experience some kind of vision impairment, however others may have blurry vision or have other…

Interview with CBT specialists: “Stroke affects the whole family, not just the stroke survivor”

Agnese Orupe, a cognitive behavioral therapist in Latvia, says: "In our country we tend to not see it that way, but in other countries it is considered that the whole family suffers from stroke, not…

Stroke in men and women: Are there differences?

Diseases for both men and women are mostly similar, however they can show with different symptoms or occur due to different risk factors. This also goes to stroke. Stroke is one of those conditions…

Can stress cause a stroke?

It is well known that too much stress is bad for our health. It can cause headache, digestive issues, anxiety, problems with sleep, etc. But can stress cause a stroke? In this article read about…

Life after stroke: Psychological tips

Recovery from stroke entails physical therapy and rehabilitation. However psychological stance towards your recovery and health is also extremely important to achieve better recovery results. To…

Personal story from stroke survivor Līga: “I was given a second chance”.

Stroke is a disease that affects millions of people worldwide each year, and for Latvia with its less than 2 million population, it affects about 30,000 people every year. Unfortunately the…

Life after stroke: Going back to work

Usually when hearing the word "stroke", one thinks of an elderly person. However, turns out that around 25% of all stroke cases are among people who are working age, and who have to stop working…

Life after stroke: Tips for daily life

At some point after experiencing a stroke, you will be ready to perform daily chores and run errands. It may be that you haven't regained your speech and language skills yet. Or that your muscle…

Preventing another stroke

If you have previously experienced a stroke, chances of having another one are quite high. Research shows that 1 in 4 people who have had an ischemic stroke (clot-related stroke) will experience…

“Vigo reaches its first customers” – Message from the Founder

On May 12th we launched the first public version of Vigo. Yay!! It took us around a year and a half, and even though that is considered a short time for launching a med tech product, sometimes it…