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Evidence-based Nursing Care for Stroke and Neurovascular Conditions



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With the aging population ever growing, healthcare for persons suffering from stroke and related illnesses is increasingly important. Evidence-Based Nursing Care in Stroke and Neurovascular Conditions provides a comprehensive and practical guide for novice, experienced and advanced practice nurses working with patients suffering from stroke and other neurovascular conditions. With a focus specifically on neurovascular disorders, this highly detailed text offers easy-to-find information on evidence-based care guidelines. The book begins with a thorough introduction to normal cerebrovascular anatomy and physiology and common pathologic mechanisms describing the unique challenges in working with this patient group. Later chapters provide the pathophysiology, diagnostic and current nursing interventions for the care of patients with neurovascular disorders including transient ischemic attacks, ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, Moyamoya, Migraines and more. Evidence-Based Nursing Care in Stroke and Neurovascular Conditions is a must-have resource for practitioners caring for patients enduring stroke and other neurovascular conditions.

Author Biography

Sheila A. Alexander, RN, PhD is Assistant Professor, Acute and Tertiary Care, at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Nursing.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Introduction 1
Sheila A. Alexander

2 Transient Ischemic Attacks 25
Lori M. Massaro

3 Ischemic Stroke 35
Lori M. Massaro

4 Intracerebral Hemorrhage 73
Tarek Dakakni and Michael L. “Luke” James

5 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 95
Sheila A. Alexander

6 Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy 135
Alice E. Davis

7 Vascular Malformations 163
Sheila A. Alexander

8 Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy
Sheila A. Alexander

9 Migraine Headache 195
Sheila A. Alexander

10 Moyamoya Disease 213
Sheila A. Alexander

11 Binswanger’s Disease 225
Sheila A. Alexander

12 Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) 233
Alice E. Davis

13 Vasculitis of the Central Nervous System and Cranial Vessel (Arteritis) 259
Alice E. Davis

Index 279

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