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Title Stroke in blacks : a guide to management and prevention / editors, R.F. Gillum, P.B. Gorelick, E.S. Cooper
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©1999


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 230 pages) : illustrations
Summary Stroke is the third leading killer in the US, and death rates in African Americans are 2 to 6 times those of Whites. Until now, no single book provided clinicians with a comprehensive text on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of stroke and sequela in Black patients. The first section deals with relevant pathology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation and diagnostic work-up of stroke subtypes that commonly affect Blacks. The next section focuses on the epidemiology and primary prevention of stroke in African Americans and African populations outside the US. Incidence, prevalence and mortality statistics are reviewed, in addition to the role of risk factors and the impact of primary prevention. The third section reviews studies on acute treatment of stroke in African Americans, secondary prevention studies, medical management of the stroke patient, diagnosis and treatment of late sequela such as vascular dementia, rehabilitation, and a summary of practical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. Clinical neurologists, rehabilitation specialists, clinical researchers, cardiovascular clinicians, epidemiologists, and public health professionals, as well as primary care physicians, will find this long-awaited book a valuable and lasting reference
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Cerebrovascular disease.
Black people -- Diseases
African Americans -- Diseases.
Cerebrovascular Disorders -- therapy
Black People
Cerebrovascular Disorders -- ethnology
Cerebrovascular Disorders -- prevention & control
African Americans -- Diseases.
Black people -- Diseases.
Cerebrovascular disease.
Angiopathies intracrâniennes.
Hypertension artérielle -- Complications.
Maladies cérébrovasculaires.
Noirs américains -- Maladies.
Schlaganfall -- Schwarze -- USA -- Aufsatzsammlung.
USA -- Schwarze -- Schlaganfall -- Aufsatzsammlung.
Schwarze -- USA -- Schlaganfall -- Aufsatzsammlung.
Form Electronic book
Author Gillum, R. F. (Richard F.), 1944-
Gorelick, Philip B
Cooper, Edward S
S. Karger (Firm)
ISBN 9783318003192