Stroke Treatment and Prevention: An Evidence-based Approach by Graeme HankeyStroke Treatment and Prevention: An Evidence-based Approach by Graeme Hankey

Stroke Treatment and Prevention: An Evidence-based Approach

byGraeme Hankey

Paperback | March 12, 2009

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This invaluable reference provides clinicians caring for stroke patients with evidence for best practice in stroke treatment and secondary prevention. It describes all available treatments, and, where available, the highest level of evidence for their safety and effectiveness. The evidence for each treatment is followed by the author's interpretations, and the implications of the evidence in the care of stroke patients. The volume is therefore an essential resource for clinicians, translating into practice advances that have been made in the treatment and prevention of stroke, and suggesting the most appropriate interventions.
Title:Stroke Treatment and Prevention: An Evidence-based ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.06 inPublished:March 12, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521101689

ISBN - 13:9780521101684

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The size of the problem of stroke; 2. Understanding evidence; 3. Organised acute stroke care; 4. General supportive acute stroke care; 5. Reperfusion of ischaemic brain by thrombolysis; 6. Augmentation of cerebral blood flow: fibrinogen-depleting agents, haemodilution and pentoxifylline; 7. Neuroprotection; 8. Treatment of brain oedema; 9. Anticoagulation; 10. Antiplatelet therapy; 11. Carotid artery revascularisation; 12. Lowering blood pressure; 13. Lowering blood cholesterol concentrations; 14. Modification of other vascular risk factors and lifestyle; 15. Antithrombotic therapy for preventing recurrent cardiogenic embolism; 16. Arterial dissection and arteritis; 17. Treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage; 18. Treatment of subarachnoid haemorrhage; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

[It] is highly recommended for all those with an interest in cerebrovascular disease. In this excellent text, Dr. Hankey thoughtfully and effectively provides readers with discussions of the most important topics related to stroke, evaluated using the evidence-based approach that will ultimately help deliver the best care for these patients."
Norberto Andaluz, Mario Zuccarello, Journal of Neurosurgery