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A Primer on Stroke Prevention and Treatment: An overview based on AHA/ASA Guidelines

ISBN: 978-1-4051-8651-3
280 pages
April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Society-sanctioned guidelines are valuable tools, but accessing key information can be a daunting task. This book illuminates a clear path to successful application of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines. Organized for fast reference, this new volume helps practitioners improve patient care.
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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface xi

Classification of Recommendations and Level of Evidence Table xiii

Part I Overview Topics 1

1 Stroke Epidemiology 3
George Howard and Virginia J. Howard

2 Stroke Systems 11
Soojin Park and Lee H. Schwamm

3 Primordial and Primary Prevention of Stroke 23
Nikolaos I.H. Papamitsakis and Robert J. Adams

4 Treatment of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke 35
Harold P. Adams, Jr.

5 Intracerebral Hemorrhage 53
Opeolu Adeoye and Joseph P. Broderick

6 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 65
Jonathan L. Brisman and Marc R. Mayberg

7 Prevention of Recurrent Ischemic Stroke 85
Jose G. Romano and Ralph L. Sacco

8 Post-Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery 100
Pamela Woods Duncan, Danielle Blankenship, and Nicol Korner-Bitensky

Part II Special Topics 113

9 Stroke in Women 115
Cheryl D. Bushnell

10 Stroke in Black Patients 129
Fernando D. Testai and Philip B. Gorelick

11 Stroke in Children 142
Gabrielle A. deVeber

12 Coagulopathy and Stroke 152
Mark Chan, Richard C. Becker, Svati H. Shah, and Steven R. Levine

13 Genetics of Stroke 170
Natalia Rost and Jonathan Rosand

14 Surgical and Interventional Treatment for Carotid Disease 186
Kumar Rajamani and Seemant Chaturverdi

15 Intracranial Atherosclerosis 195
Farhan Siddiq, Burhan Z. Chaudhry, and Adnan I. Qureshi

16 Patent Foramen Ovale 206
Marco R. Di Tullio and Shunichi Homma

17 Vascular Cognitive Impairment 219
José G. Merino and Vladimir Hachinski

18 Stroke Outcome Assessments 233
Linda Williams

Other Statements Published in 2008 245

Index 247

COI Table 261

A companion website: www.wiley.com/go/strokeguidelines, will keep you informed of new and updated guidelines.

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Author Information

The Editor
Dr. Goldstein is Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at Duke University and the Durham VA Medical Center, Director of the Duke Center for Cerebrovascular Disease and the Duke Stroke Center, and a Senior Fellow in Duke's Center for Clinical Health Policy Research.
He has published over 400 journal articles, reviews, editorials, book chapters, abstracts, and other professional papers including two books. He has served on numerous AHA/ASA committees and guideline writing groups including as Chair of the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee and the AHA Stroke Council Leadership Committee.
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