Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the world and a major source of disability. This invaluable reference will provide clinicians caring for stroke patients with ready access to the optimal evidence for best practice in acute stroke treatment and secondary prevention.Table of ContentsPreface1. The size of the problem of stroke2. Understanding evidence3. Organised acute stroke care4. General supportive acute stroke care5. Reperfusion of ischaemic brain by thrombolysis6. Augmentation of cerebral blood flow: fibrinogen-depleting agents, haemodilution and pentoxifylline7. Neuroprotection8. Treatment of brain oedema9. Anticoagulation10. Antiplatelet therapy11. Carotid artery revascularisation12. Lowering blood pressure13. Lowering blood cholesterol concentrations14. Modification of other vascular risk factors and lifestyle15. Antithrombotic therapy for preventing recurrent cardiogenic embolism16. Arterial dissection and arteritis17. Treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage18. Treatment of subarachnoid haemorrhageReferencesIndex.
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Titolo: Stroke Treatment and Prevention
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 17x24 cm