Stroke Prevention in Clinical Practice

  • Daryll M. Baker
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Primary care physicians are the first to diagnose transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs), and are the doctors who can undertake a considerable amount of stroke prevention treatment. This book fills the primary care physician's need for a short clear text explaining how to accurately diagnose a TIA, determine what investigations are indicated and how and when to intervene to reduce the risk of stroke. Short chapters are written in point form with clear diagrams and figures, each chapter written by an expert in the field. Stroke is a brain attack and a major cause of disability. Active intervention can prevent stroke especially in high risk groups.
Inhoudsopgave
The Significance Of Stroke.- Identifying Patients at Risk of Ischemic Stroke.- Investigating Patients at Risk of Stroke.- Reducing the Risk of Stroke by Reducing Embolic Events.- Antiplatelet Therapy.- Reducing Cardioembolic Events.- Reducing Cervical Vessel Embolic Events.- Reducing the Risk of Stroke by Modifying Atherosclerotic Risk Factors.- Managing Hypertension.- Managing Diabetes.- Managing Hyperlipidemia.- Reducing the Risk of Stroke by Modifying Life Style.- Identifying Other Atherosclerotic Diseases.- Managing Lacunar Infarcts.- Reducing the Risk of Stroke by Reducing Procoagulant (Thrombotic) Risk Factors.- Managing Procoagulant Thrombotic States.- Reducing the Risk of Stroke from Other Causes.- Managing Central Nervous System Vasculitis.- Managing Stroke in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patients.- Thyroid Diseases and Stroke.- Prevention of Other Cardiovascular Events in Cerebrovascular Patients.- Management of Silent Myocardial Ischemia in Stroke Patients.
Review
From the reviews: "This is a pocket guide to primary and secondary prevention of stroke. This slim volume is meant to be a handbook for decision-making in risk factor reduction in stroke. It is therefore meant to aid clinicians in identifying risk factors and considering the potential risks and benefits of intervention to modify them. ... Written for physicians who come in contact with stroke patients, the book seems most appropriate for non-neurologists." (George F. Wittenberg, Doody's Review Service, February, 2008)
Productdetails
Uitgavejaar 2007
ISBN 9781852339647
Verschijningsdatum 10 dec. 2007
Omvang 132
Editie 2008 ed.
Auteur(s) Daryll M. Baker
Bindwijze Paperback
Taal Engels

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