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TitleHandbook of Stroke Prevention in Clinical Practice [electronic resource] / edited by Karen L. Furie, Peter J. Kelly
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2004
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Descript XIV, 310 p. 15 illus. online resource


Although the strategies for stroke prevention are scientifically validated and widely accepted, they are often not effectively implemented, and the incidence of stroke has not decreased significantly. In Handbook of Stroke Prevention in Clinical Practice, leading physicians bring together all the up-to-date resources that a physician needs everyday in the office to assess and treat patients at high risk of stroke. The authors isolate the individual areas where intervention can help reduce stroke risk, providing not only background data on the major risk factors (hypertension, lipids, diabetes, tobacco, and alcohol)-along with the epidemiological and clinical trials data available to support the proposed intervention-but also practical advice on such lifestyle issues as diet, vitamin use, and exercise. Among the therapies fully discussed are lipid management, antithrombotic therapy, hormonal therapy, stenting, and angioplasty. Many of the basic tools necessary to measure risk and counsel patients are also provided, along with informative discussions of the less common causes of stroke, perioperative stroke risk assessment and management, the possibilities for early detection using novel biomarkers, and genetic susceptibility to stroke. Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, Handbook of Stroke Prevention in Clinical Practice is a concise survey of stroke and stroke prevention that offers busy physicians the practical resources needed to assess patients at high risk of stroke, determine optimal stroke prevention and management strategies, and successfully explain them to patients and their families


1 Epidemiology of Stroke -- 2 Subtypes of Ischemic Stroke -- 3 Hypertension As a Risk Factor for Stroke: Epidemiology of Blood Pressure Risks and Evidence for Treatment Benefit -- 4 Evaluation and Management of Hyperlipidemia for Stroke Prevention -- 5 Diabetes -- 6 Tobacco and Alcohol -- 7 Diet, Obesity, and Physical Activity -- 8 Stroke Prevention With Antiplatelet Therapy -- 9 Hormonal Therapy -- 10 Stroke Due to Large Artery Atherosclerosis -- 11 Craniocervical Endovascular Stenting and Angioplasty -- 12 Cardiac Embolism -- 13 Cryptogenic Emboli and Other Elusive Causes of Stroke -- 14 Less Common Causes of Ischemic Stroke -- 15 Perioperative Stroke Risk Assessment and Management -- 16 Serum Biomarkers in Prediction of Stroke Risk and Outcome -- 17 Genetic Susceptibility and Early Stratification of Stroke Risk

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