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Author Pendlebury, Sarah T

Title Transient ischemic attack and stroke : diagnosis, investigation and management / Sarah T. Pendlebury, Matthew F. Giles, Peter M. Rothwell
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 395 pages) : illustrations, maps, plans
Contents Epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology and causes of transient ischemic attacks and stroke -- Epidemiology -- Risk factors -- Genetics -- Anatomy and physiology -- Pathophysiology of acute cerebral ischemia -- Causes of transient ischemic attack and ischemic stroke -- Causes of spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage -- Clinical features, diagnosis and investigation -- Clinical features and differential diagnosis of a transient ischemic attack -- Clinical features and differential diagnosis of acute stroke -- Brain imaging in transient ischemic attack and minor stroke -- Brain imaging in major acute stroke -- Vascular imaging in transient ischemic attack and stroke -- Non-radiological investigations for transient ischemic attack and stroke -- Prognosis of transient ischemic attack and stroke -- Methods of determining prognosis -- Short-term prognosis after transient ischemic attack and minor stroke -- Short-term prognosis after major stroke -- Long-term prognosis after transient ischemic attack and stroke -- Treatment of transient ischemic attack and stroke -- Methods of assessing treatments -- Acute treatment of transient ischemic attack and minor stroke -- Acute treatment of major stroke: general principles -- Specific treatments for major acute ischemic stroke -- Specific treatment of acute intracerebral hemorrhage -- Recovery and rehabilitation after stroke -- Secondary prevention -- Medical therapies -- Carotid endarterectomy -- Carotid stenting and other interventions -- Selection of patients for carotid intervention -- Intervention for asymptomatic carotid stenosis -- Miscellaneous disorders -- Cerebral venous thrombosis -- Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage -- Vascular cognitive impairment: definitions and clinical diagnosis -- Vascular cognitive impairment: investigation and treatment
Summary Accurate diagnosis, appropriate investigation, reliable risk stratification, and urgent treatment are essential after TIA and minor stroke and can reduce the risk of stroke recurrence by up to 80%. This book reviews recent developments in each of these areas. To reflect the fact that TIAs and minor strokes are simply one end of the clinical spectrum of cerebrovascular disease, the book also covers the management of major stroke, and long-term outcomes - such as cognitive impairment - which can complicate all types of cerebrovascular events. The book is therefore a comprehensive primer in stroke medicine. Written by a leading team of researchers in the field, this book will be of interest to neurologists, stroke physicians, and all others with an interest in stroke
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Transient ischemic attack.
Cerebrovascular disease.
Ischemic Attack, Transient -- diagnosis
Stroke -- diagnosis
Ischemic Attack, Transient
Ischemic Attack, Transient -- therapy
Stroke -- therapy
MEDICAL -- Neurology.
Cerebrovascular disease
Transient ischemic attack
Form Electronic book
Author Giles, Matthew F., 1970-
Rothwell, Peter M.
ISBN 9780511534287