Stroke: Practical Guide for Clinicians

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Natan M. Bornstein
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, 2009 - Medical - 202 pages
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Stroke is a leading cause of death and the major cause of long-term, physical, psychological and social disability in the elderly around the world. Knowing and treating the most common risk factors for stroke such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, atrial fibrillation, and obesity may reduce the occurrence of stroke sub-stantially. In the last decades, there has been tremendous progress in the development of noninvasive diagnostic techniques like ultrasound MRI, CT angiography, CT perfusion, as well as new effective therapeutic strategies for acute ischemic stroke which established vascular neurology as one of the most progressive fields in medicine. This publication provides the reader with the most recent updated advanced knowl-edge on the practical clinical approach to stroke medicine. It covers essential and practical information on the pathophysiology and epidemiology of stroke, new diagnostic techniques which allow for better diagnosis and identification of various subtypes of stroke, and new therapeutic strategies for acute stroke and transient ischemic attack.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Burden of Stroke
9
Pathophysiology of Ischemia
24
Neuroplasticity and Neurorecovery
37
Classification of Stroke Subtypes
50
Imaging in Stroke Diagnosis and Prevention
64
How to Organize Stroke Care?
93
Management of Acute Stroke
105
PostStroke Complications
137
Secondary Stroke Prevention
144
Intracranial Hemorrhage
174
Author Index
196
Subject Index
197
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