When Lightning Strikes: An Illustrated Guide To Stroke Prevention And Re covery

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HarperCollins Australia, Jan 1, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
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Four out of five families will have a member affected by stroke - this is the book you need when it's your family. Revisit this insightful and bestselling book today. Four out of five families will have a member affected by stroke - this is the book you need when it's your family. At any one time, 80 million people are living with the aftermath of stroke, with 13 million new victims every year. the good news is that stroke is highly predictable and can be prevented in 85% of the population, with effective treatments now able to substantially improve stroke outcomes. In a world-first, leading stroke specialist, Dr Valery Feigin, provides a fully illustrated handbook for stroke victims, their family and carers, with clear, concise explanations of what stroke is and how it can be prevented and managed, with practical step by step guidelines for in-home care of stroke patients. With his help you will: Understand what stroke is Determine and manage your risk of stroke Know what to do when stroke occurs Understand the aftermath of stroke Learn how to care for a stroke patient at home
 

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Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1Understanding the brain
2Understanding strokes
EXAMPLE OF A TYPICAL STROKECLINIC PATIENT
3Understanding stroke risk factors
4Estimating and managing your own risk of a stroke
MUSCLE RELAXATION EXERCISE
1 Common symptoms of a stroke by site of damage
2 Outline of a lowfat and lowcholesterol diet
3 Examples of healthy brain recipes
4 Recommended weights for adults
5 Sample layout of a stroke patients diary
6 Goals and results
RECOMMENDED RESOURCES
SUGGESTED FURTHER READING

5The principles of acute stroke management
6Possible outcomes following a stroke
7Poststroke care and management
8Caring for a stroke patient
9Commonly asked questions
AN EXAMPLE OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE STROKE FOUNDATION OF NEW ZEALAND
Appendices
GLOSSARY OF STROKE TERMS
INDEX
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Praise for this book
Copyright
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Professor Valery Feigin, a neurologist, clinical epidemiologist and stroke sub-specialist, is the Director of the National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. He graduated in medicine from the Novosibirsk Medical University, Russia (MD, MSc, PhD in Neurology), and undertook advanced training in neurology and clinical epidemiology in Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (MSc in Clinical Epidemiology).

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