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Stroke 

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Stroke
Author(s):

Charles Warlow

and Jan van Gijn

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199658602.003.0005
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date: 09 May 2021

This chapter includes ten influential papers in the development of ideas about the causes and management of stroke. These are papers that have changed medical thinking or practice, or both simultaneously, and they cover the following topics: the carotid artery; angiography; carotid endarterectomy; embolism from the heart and atrial fibrillation; ruptured intracranial aneurysms recognized during life; intracranial venous thrombosis; thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke; and transient ischaemic attacks. The problematic issue of how to measure the severity of disease is addressed; and the history and development of specialist stroke units is also covered.

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