Stroke For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 18, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 384 pages
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Features tons of advice for recovery and rehabilitation

Get the latest on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke

Have questions and concerns about strokes? This reassuring guide provides invaluable information for stroke victims and their loved ones, from what a stroke is and what it feels like to proven treatments and therapies. You'll see how to implement a plan for preventing stroke, treat the lingering effects of stroke, and maximize home caregiver effectiveness while minimizing fatigue.

Discover how to:

  • Understand what causes different types of stroke
  • Recognize warning signs
  • Get the most out of doctors and hospitals
  • Speed recovery with the best treatments
  • Help prevent future strokes
  • Decide the best living arrangements after stroke
 

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Contents

Part I The Brain and Stroke
9
Part II Types of Stroke
45
Part III Preventing Stroke
133
Part IV Treating Stroke
187
Part V Living with Stroke
235
Part VI The Part of Tens
293
Glossary
329
Index
335
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About the author (2011)

John R. Marler, MD (Bethesda, Maryland), a board-certified neurologist and stroke researcher, is Associate Director for Clinical Trials at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He is a fellow of the American Stroke Association and recipient of the association’s Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. He has been administering clinical research in stroke since 1984. He completed his neurology residency training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and graduated from West Virginia University Medical School in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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