Stroke Prevention in Clinical Practice

  • Daryll M. Baker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
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  3. Reducing the Risk of Stroke by Reducing Embolic Events

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  4. Reducing the Risk of Stroke by Modifying Atherosclerotic Risk Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Pages 61-64
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  5. Reducing the Risk of Stroke by Reducing Procoagulant (Thrombotic) Risk Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
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  6. Reducing the Risk of Stroke from Other Causes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
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About this book

Introduction

Comprised of short chapters written in a succinct and bulleted style, with clear diagrams and figures to illustrate where appropriate, Stroke Prevention in Clinical Practice is ideal for the busy doctor looking for a comprehensive pocket-sized guide to the everyday management of transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) and strokes.

Strokes are the major cause of disability in the UK, and also the third biggest killer, but awareness and active intervention can prevent the dangers of strokes especially in high-risk groups. By starting with an explanation of TIAs, which so often preceed strokes, this work aims to make more physicians aware of the treatment regimens necessary to manage TIAs.

It is vital to be aware of the early signs of TIAs, and be able to recognise them as soon as possible since a considerable amount of stroke prevention treatment stems from knowing the warning signs and taking action. This book discusses how to accurately diagnose the leading causes of strokes, and offers comprehensive treatment advice to avoid future recurrences, with all chapters written by leading experts in the field.

Keywords

Cerebrovascular risk factors Diabetes Nervous System Prevention Stroke prevention TIAs Transient Ischaemic Attacks cardiovascular hypertension

Authors and affiliations

  • Daryll M. Baker
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  1. 1.Consultant Vascular SurgeonRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-728-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-964-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-728-2
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