Louis R. Caplan and Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas

Print publication date: Apr 2016

ISBN: 9780190497255

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Stroke is a complex disease with heterogeneous etiology. Its clinical presentation mirrors the complexity of human brain. The last 25 years saw the field change drastically, with significant advances in neuroimaging techniques, new medications for cardiovascular risk factor management and therapies for acute management. A lot more can be done nowadays about stroke patients both in the acute setting and secondary prevention. Despite the technologic and therapeutic advances, clinical acumen and diagnostic reasoning remain as relevant as ever. This case-based book offers an insightful look into the clinical practice of Stroke through the eyes of seasoned specialists in a tertiary academic center. The deductive reasoning inherent to neurologic diagnosis and localization is strongly emphasized; clinical description is accompanied by relevant imaging studies and management recommendations are evidence-based and accompanied by up-to-date recommended readings. Although not an exhaustive account of stroke presentations, the book includes a combination of rare and more commonly encountered cases, which mirrors the day-to-day reality of a stroke neurologist.