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Intracranial Atherosclerosis

Jong S. Kim (Editor), Louis R. Caplan (Editor), K. S. Lawrence Wong (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-17822-8 October 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 272 Pages


Intracranial atherosclerosis is the dominant cause of stroke in over 70% of the world’s population. Globalization is leading to an increasingly heterogeneous society everywhere. Advances in imaging techinology allow this previously inaccessible pathology to be clinically studied.

Edited by internationally renowned clinicians, Intracranial Atherosclerosis is the first book to examine intracranial causes of stroke. Clinical practice is allied with basic science to guide all those with an interest in stroke on the diagnosis and management of intracranial atherosclerosis.

Epidemiology and risk factors.

1 Anatomy of intracranial arteries.

David S Liebeskind and Louis R Caplan.

2 Pathologic characteristics.

Xiang-Yan Chen and Mark Fisher.

3 Epidemiology.

Philip Gorelick, Jinghao Han, Yining Huang and Ka Sing Wong.

4 Risk factors.

Kazuo Minematsu, Oh Young Bang and Toshiyuki Uehara.

Stroke mechanism and clinical consequence5 Stroke mechanisms.

Ka Sing Wong, Louis R Caplan and Jong S Kim.

6 Anterior circulation disorders.

Jong S Kim.

7 Posterior circulation disorders.

Louis R Caplan, Pierre Amarenco and Jong S Kim.

8 Cognitive dysfunction, dementia and emotional disturbances.

Jae-Hong Lee, Alex E Roher, Thomas G Beach and Jong S Kim.

9 Natural course and prognosis.

Juan F Arenillas, Louis R Caplan and Ka Sing Wong.

Diagnostic imaging studies10 Vascular imaging.

Edward Feldman, Harry J Cloft, Mai Nguyen-Huynh and Avean McLaughlin.

11 Application of magnetic resonance imaging.

Dong-Wha Kang and Jong S Kim.

12 Transcranial doppler.

Qing Hao, Ka Sing Wong and Andrei V Alexandrov.


13. Antiplatelet therapy.

Sun U Kwon and Jong S Kim.

14 Anticoagulation.

Fadi B Nahab and Marc I Chimowitz.

15 Angioplasty and stenting.

Wei-Jian Jiang, DC Suh, Yongjun Wang, and Thomas W Leung.

16 Surgical therapy.

Chang Wan Oh and Jeong Eun Kim.

17 Other miscellaneous treatments.

Christopher Chen and Ka Sing Wong.

Uncommon causes of intracranial arterial disease.

18 Immunologic and vasoconstrictive disorders.

Min Lou and Louis R. Caplan.

19 Arterial dissection, CNS infection and other miscellaneous diseases.

Jiann-Shing Jeng and Jong S Kim.

20 Moyamoya disease.

Susumu Miyamoto, Jun C. Takahashi and Jong S Kim

  • First book to cover this ‘non-Western’ cause of stroke

  • Diagnosis section differentiates from other causes of stroke

  • Clinical emphasis on treatment, prognosis and recovery

  • Editors based in US and Asia