Stroke Medicine (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Neurology)

Stroke Medicine (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Neurology)

Hugh Markus, Anthony Pereira, and Geoffrey Cloud

Print publication date: Nov 2016

ISBN: 9780198737889

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

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.