Stroke: a comprehensive guide to "brain attacks" : everything you need to know

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Firefly Books, Mar 1, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 144 pages
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Every 45 seconds someone in the United States will experience a stroke and four million Americans are living with the effects of stroke.

This important book is a timely, authoritative and highly informative resource for those who want to understand this silent and debilitating disease, whether for themselves or for someone they love.

Respected neurologist Valdimir Hachinski presents information on the leading cause of neurological disability in North America. Using case studies, diagrams and explanatory charts, this book features:

  • What is a stroke and what causes it
  • Who is at risk of a stroke
  • Women and stroke
  • What are the symptoms
  • How a is diagnosis made
  • Drugs and surgical options
  • Alternative options
  • Rehabilitation
  • Living with the after-effects of stroke
  • Preventing first and recurrent strokes
  • Progress in research
  • Table of drug names

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Contents

Causes of Stroke
7
Who Is at Risk of Stroke?
21
Symptoms
37
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About the author (2003)

Vladimir Hachinski, MD, FRCP(C), MSC, DSC, is Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario and an Associate Scientist at the JP Robarts Research Institute. He is editor-in-chief of Stroke, the leading journal in the field.

Larissa Hachinski, his daughter, is a freelance writer, and used her oral history skills to interview health professionals and patients to help produce this comprehensive, clear guide to stroke.

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