Recent years have seen a revolution in the profile of stroke. Often thought of as an untreatable disease we now realize that not only can many strokes be prevented, but acute treatment can have a major impact on outcome. There has been great recent interest in thrombolysis and thrombectomy but other aspects of stroke care including organized stroke unit care, and effective secondary prevention and rehabilitation also have a major impact on outcome. Clinicians looking after stroke patients need rapid access to up-to-date practical information on how to look after stroke patients. This handbook of Stroke Medicine is aimed to provide a ready source of information for both stroke trainees and consultants. It covers diagnosis and investigation of the stroke patient, as well as treatment ranging from primary and secondary prevention, to acute care and rehabilitation. It also covers rarer causes of stroke and the increasing important area of vascular cognitive impairment. It is written to cover the syllabus of the UK stroke specialist training programme and other similar programmes worldwide.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Epidemiology and stroke risk factors Chapter 2 Neuroanatomy Chapter 3 Vascular anatomy and stroke syndromes Chapter 4 History-taking in the stroke patient Chapter 5 Examination of the stroke patient Chapter 6 Investigation of the stroke patient Chapter 7 Imaging in stroke Chapter 8 Ischaemic stroke: common causes Chapter 9 Acute stroke treatment Chapter 10 Secondary prevention of stroke Chapter 11 Unusual causes of stroke and their treatment Chapter 12 Cerebral venous thrombosis Chapter 13 Cerebral haemorrhage Chapter 14 Recovery and rehabilitation Chapter 15 Vascular dementia Chapter 16 Organization of stroke services Chapter 17 Ethical issues in stroke care