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Author Caplan, Louis R

Title Stroke / Louis R. Caplan
Published New York : Demos ; Saint Paul, MN : AAN Press, American Academy of Neurology, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 233 pages) : illustrations
Series American Academy of Neurology Press quality of life guides
AAN Press quality of life guide
Contents Introduction: Why is stroke so important? -- What is a stroke? What are the causes? What are the different kinds of stroke? -- What are the medical conditions that cause the blood vessel and heart damage that lead to stroke? -- How can strokes be prevented? What are the risk factors for stroke and how can they be reduced? -- What is the appearance of the brain and how does it work? -- What are the arteries and veins that supply the brain? -- What are the different symptoms of stroke? What abnormalities do doctors look for and find in stroke patients? -- How can doctors tell what caused a stroke? What tests are used to evaluate individuals who may have had a stroke? -- What treatments are available? -- What are the complications of stroke? -- What are some of the dysfunctions, disabilities, and handicaps that remain after a stroke? -- How does recovery from stroke occur? How can recovery be improved? What is rehabilitation? Where is it performed and by whom? -- How does one person's stroke affect others? -- What does the future hold? What research is being pursued?
Summary Stroke is a finalist for a 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Award! Click here to learn more about the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards. There are an estimated 4,800,000 stroke survivors living today and about 700,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Stroke is one of the most common disabling medical conditions, and has wide-ranging economic, social, and psychological effects. Stroke, the fourth volume in a series sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, was written for both stroke survivors and individuals wishing to learn more about the condition and how to prevent it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 217) and index
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Subject Cerebrovascular disease -- Popular works
Cerebrovascular Disorders -- diagnosis
Cerebrovascular Disorders -- therapy
MEDICAL -- Neurology.
Cerebrovascular disease.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Popular works.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005023147
ISBN 9781934559420