100 Questions & Answers About Stroke: A Lahey Clinic Guide: A Lahey Clinic Guide

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Oct 7, 2009 - Medical - 185 pages
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There are 750,000 strokes in the United States each year. Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient or a loved one of someone who has suffered from a stroke, this book offers help. The only text to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Stroke: A Lahey Clinic Guide provides authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions asked by patients and their loved ones. Written by an expert in the field, this clearly-written book is a complete guide to causes, treatments, and much more. Including actual patient commentary, 100 Questions & Answers About Stroke is an invaluable resource.
 

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Contents

The Basics
1
Symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attacks and Strokes
9
Types of Strokes
19
Cardiac Causes for Stroke
25
Strokes From the Carotid and Vertebral Arteries
35
Clotting Abnormalities as a Cause for Strokes
55
Hemorrhagic Stroke
63
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
77
Medical Treatment of Ischemic Strokes
113
Complications from Stroke
133
Cardiac Arrest and Brain Injury
147
Risk Factors
151
Recovery and Rehabilitation
159
Closing Remarks
169
Resources
171
Glossary
173

Vasculitis
91
Other Causes of Stroke
101

Common terms and phrases

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