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The second edition of Transient Ischemic Attack and Stroke
covers the clinical background and management of the full clinical spectrum of cerebrovascular disease, from TIA to vascular dementia, in a compact, but evidence-based format making a comprehensive primer in stroke medicine. Accurate diagnosis and appropriate investigation and management have a major impact on patient outcomes in cerebrovascular disease, such as the effect of urgent antithrombotic treatment on early recurrent stroke after TIA and minor stroke, the effect of interventions such as thrombectomy and hemicraniectomy in major acute stroke, and the effect of stroke units and organised stroke care. Written by a leading team of clinicians and researchers in the field, this book will be essential to neurologists, geriatricians, stroke physicians, allied health workers and all others with an interest in stroke.
Transient Ischemic Attack and Stroke
Preface; Part I. Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Pathophysiology and Causes of Transient Ischemic Attacks and Stroke: 1. Epidemiology; 2. Risk factors; 3. Genetics; 4. Anatomy and physiology; 5. Pathophysiology of acute cerebral ischemia; 6. Causes of transient ischemic attack and ischemic stroke; 7. Causes of spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage; Part II. Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Investigation: 8. Clinical features and differential diagnosis of a transient ischemic attack; 9. The clinical features and differential diagnosis of acute stroke; 10. Brain imaging in transient ischemic attack and minor stroke; 11. Brain imaging in major acute stroke; 12. Vascular imaging in transient ischemic attack and stroke; 13. Non-radiological investigations for transient ischemic attack and stroke; Part III. Prognosis of Transient Ischemic Attack and Stroke: 14. Methods of determining prognosis; 15. Short-term prognosis after transient ischemic attack and minor stroke; 16. Short-term prognosis after major stroke; 17. Long-term prognosis after transient ischemic attack and stroke; Part IV. Treatment of Transient Ischemic Attack and Stroke: 18. Methods of assessing treatments; 19. Acute treatment of transient ischemic attack and minor stroke; 20. Acute treatment of major stroke: general principles; 21. Specific treatments for major acute ischemic stroke; 22. Specific treatment of acute intracerebral hemorrhage; 23. Recovery and rehabilitation after stroke; Part V. Secondary Prevention: 24. Medical therapies; 25. Carotid endarterectomy; 26. Carotid stenting and other interventions; 27. Selection of patients for carotid intervention; 28. Intervention for asymptomatic carotid stenosis; Part VI. Miscellaneous Disorders: 29. Cerebral venous thrombosis; 30. Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage; 31. Vascular cognitive impairment: epidemiology, definitions, stroke-associated dementia and delirium; 32. Vascular cognitive impairment: investigation and treatment.