Handbook of Stroke Prevention in Clinical Practice

  • Karen L. Furie
  • Peter J. Kelly

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Eric E. Smith, Walter J. Koroshetz
    Pages 1-18
  3. John Sims, Walter J. Koroshetz
    Pages 19-33
  4. Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Christopher J. O’Donnell
    Pages 35-50
  5. Mehmet Akif Topcuoglu, Ferdinando S. Buonanno, Peter J. Kelly
    Pages 51-78
  6. Maria Wormack, Ferdinando S. Buonanno
    Pages 79-86
  7. Mehmet Akif Topcuoglu, Karen L. Furie
    Pages 87-103
  8. Karen L. Furie
    Pages 105-115
  9. Dominick J. H. McCabe, Peter J. Kelly, J. Philip Kistler
    Pages 117-137
  10. MingMing Ning, Karen L. Furie, Jan L. Shifren, J. Philip Kistler
    Pages 139-149
  11. Karen L. Furie, Stelios M. Smimakis, Walter J. Koroshetz, J. Philip Kistler
    Pages 151-165
  12. Cenk Ayata, Guy Rordorf
    Pages 167-185
  13. Karen L. Furie, Aneesh B. Singhal, J. Philip Kistler
    Pages 187-198
  14. Stelios M. Smirnakis, Walter J. Koroshetz
    Pages 199-225
  15. Raul G. Nogueira, Aneesh B. Singhal
    Pages 227-242
  16. David M. Greer, Ferdinando S. Buonanno
    Pages 243-256
  17. Rachel Farrell, Peter J. Kelly
    Pages 257-278
  18. Peter J. Kelly, Karen L. Furie
    Pages 279-301
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 303-310

About this book


Although the strategies for stroke prevention are scientifically validated and widely accepted, they are often not effectively implemented, and the incidence of stroke has not decreased significantly. In Handbook of Stroke Prevention in Clinical Practice, leading physicians bring together all the up-to-date resources that a physician needs everyday in the office to assess and treat patients at high risk of stroke. The authors isolate the individual areas where intervention can help reduce stroke risk, providing not only background data on the major risk factors (hypertension, lipids, diabetes, tobacco, and alcohol)-along with the epidemiological and clinical trials data available to support the proposed intervention-but also practical advice on such lifestyle issues as diet, vitamin use, and exercise. Among the therapies fully discussed are lipid management, antithrombotic therapy, hormonal therapy, stenting, and angioplasty. Many of the basic tools necessary to measure risk and counsel patients are also provided, along with informative discussions of the less common causes of stroke, perioperative stroke risk assessment and management, the possibilities for early detection using novel biomarkers, and genetic susceptibility to stroke.
Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, Handbook of Stroke Prevention in Clinical Practice is a concise survey of stroke and stroke prevention that offers busy physicians the practical resources needed to assess patients at high risk of stroke, determine optimal stroke prevention and management strategies, and successfully explain them to patients and their families.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karen L. Furie
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter J. Kelly
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Mater Misericordiae University HospitalDublinIreland
  4. 4.University CollegeDublinIreland

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