Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease

Hardcover | August 15, 2001

byHarold P. Adams, Jr., Vladimir C. Hachinski, John W. Norris

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This book provides a comprehensive clinical review of the diagnosis and treatment of patients with ischemic cerebrovascular disease. The book includes chapters on the clinical features of transient ischemic attacks and ischemic stroke, risk factors, and evaluations. Additional chapters discusscauses of stroke including atherosclerosis, cardioembolism, non-atherosclerotic vasculopathies, and pro-thrombotic disorders. The causes of stroke in children and young adults are highlighted. The final section of the book includes chapters on therapies to prevent stroke, acute stroke treatment,general management of the patient with recurrent stroke, and rehabilitation. The volume is heavily referenced with an emphasis on recent publications so that the reader can pursue additional information about a topic. It also includes several tables and algorithms that should aid the cliniciantreating patients with cerebrovascular disease.

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This book provides a comprehensive clinical review of the diagnosis and treatment of patients with ischemic cerebrovascular disease. The book includes chapters on the clinical features of transient ischemic attacks and ischemic stroke, risk factors, and evaluations. Additional chapters discusscauses of stroke including atherosclerosis,...

Harold P. Adams is at University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City. Vladimir C. Hachinski is at University of Western Ontario London Health Sciences Center.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:598 pages, 9.8 × 7.01 × 1.18 inPublished:August 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195132890

ISBN - 13:9780195132892

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to ischemic cerebrovascular disease2. Epidemiology of ischemic stroke3. Presentations of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack4. Evaluation of the patient with a transient ischemic attack or an ischemic stroke5. Atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease6. Cardiac sources of embolism7. Non-atherosclerotic vasculopathies8. Pro-thrombotic states9. Stroke in children and young adults and genetic causes of stroke10. Medical therapy for prevention of ischemic stroke11. Surgical therapy for prevention of ischemic stroke12. Management of acute ischemic stroke13. Management of hospitalized patients with acute ischemic stroke14. Rehabilitation and recovery after ischemic stroke15. "...admirably reflects stroke therapy in the 21st century. The book is remarkably evidence-based with almost 4,000 up-to-the-minute citations. The authors have masterfully crafted a text that is both readable and authoritative without sacrificing the rigor of its scientific basis...there areexcellent illustrations and many informative radiologic examples.... excellent text for the stroke fellow and a strong reference for the general neurologist, primary care physician, emergency medicine physician, or neuroscience nurse."--Annals of NeurologyMarch 2002

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"Overall, the authors succeeded very well in condensing a huge amount of information into a hands-on textbook in a rather comprehensive yet still personal way. We recommend it as a basic reference for any (busy or not busy) physician taking care of stroke patients."--European Neurology, Vol.49, No 3, 2003