Stroke: Practical Management, 3rd Edition
Charles P. Warlow, Jan van Gijn, Martin S. Dennis, Joanna M. Wardlaw, John M. Bamford, Graeme J. Hankey, Peter A. G. Sandercock, Gabriel Rinkel, Peter Langhorne, Cathie Sudlow, Peter Rothwell
February 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
In the third edition of this successful book, the authors have again worked closely together as a team to produce a seamless and consistently styled account of the diagnosis and management of stroke. This essential text presents a unique approach to stroke, both from the uniformity and clarity of the style and the integrated clinical management that weaves together causation, presentation, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation.
The approach throughout the book is that clinical management should be based on evidence wherever possible. This book deliberately poses and answers many of the burning questions and controversies in stroke and achieves a rare combination of readability and broad coverage.
The third edition has been extensively revised and expanded to present an authoritative reference for all professionals involved in stroke care. New features to the third edition include:
increased coverage of the statins due to clearer evidence of their effectiveness in preventing stroke
important new evidence on the preventive effect of lowering blood pressure
a completely revised section on imaging, to reflect the great advances in this area
coverage of new advances in interventional radiology.
2 Development of knowledge about cerebrovascular disease.
3 Is it a vascular event and where is the lesion?.
4 Which arterial territory is involved?.
5 What pathological type of stroke is it, cerebral ischaemic or haemorrhage?.
6 What caused this transient or persisting ischaemic event?.
7 Unusual causes of ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attack.
8 What caused this intracerebral haemorrhage?.
9 What caused this subarachnoid haemorrhage?.
10 A practical approach to the management of stroke and transient ischaemic attack patients.
11 What are this person’s problems? A problem-based approach to the general management of stroke.
12 Specific treatments for acute ischaemic stroke.
13 Specific treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage.
14 Specific treatment of aneurismal subarachnoid haemorrhage.
15 Specific interventions to prevent intracranial haemorrhage.
16 Preventing recurrent stroke and other serious vascular events.
17 The organization of stroke services.
18 Reducing the impact of stroke and improving the public health.