Cerebral Ischemia

  • Werner Hacke
  • Herman J. Gelmers
  • Michael Hennerici
  • Günter Krämer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Werner Hacke, Herman J. Gelmers, Michael Hennerici, Günter Krämer
    Pages 1-16
  3. Werner Hacke, Herman J. Gelmers, Michael Hennerici, Günter Krämer
    Pages 17-30
  4. Werner Hacke, Herman J. Gelmers, Michael Hennerici, Günter Krämer
    Pages 31-52
  5. Werner Hacke, Herman J. Gelmers, Michael Hennerici, Günter Krämer
    Pages 53-107
  6. Werner Hacke, Herman J. Gelmers, Michael Hennerici, Günter Krämer
    Pages 109-187
  7. Werner Hacke, Herman J. Gelmers, Michael Hennerici, Günter Krämer
    Pages 189-222
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 223-238

About this book

Introduction

Despite a worldwide reduction in its incidence, stroke remains one of the most common diseases generally and the most important cause of premature and persistent disability in the industrialized countries. The most frequent cause of stroke is a localized disturbance of cerebral circulation, i.e., cerebral ischemia. Less common are spon­ taneous intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhages and sinus ve­ nous thromboses. The introduction of new diagnostic procedures such as cranial computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, digi­ tal subtraction radiologic techniques, and various ultrasound tech­ niques has led to impressive advances in the diagnosis of stroke. Through the planned application of these techniques, it is even possible to identify the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying focal cerebral ischemia in humans. However, these diagnostic advances have made the gap between diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic implications even greater than before. This fact can be easily explained. In the past, therapeutic studies had to be based on the symptoms and temporal aspects of stroke; it was impossible for early investigations to consider the various pathogeneses of cerebral ischemia. Inevitably, stroke patients were treated as suffering from a uniform disease.

Keywords

Diagnosis Pathogenesis Therapy anatomy cerebral ischemia circulation epidemiology magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) positron emission tomography (PET) stroke tomography

Authors and affiliations

  • Werner Hacke
    • 1
  • Herman J. Gelmers
    • 2
  • Michael Hennerici
    • 3
  • Günter Krämer
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyStreekziekenhuisAlmeloThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Neurology Klinikum MannheimUniversity of HeidelbergMannheimFederal Republic of Germany
  4. 4.Department of NeurologyUniversity of MainzMainz 1Federal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-75548-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75550-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75548-4
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