Stroke Treatment and Prevention: An Evidence-based Approach

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-12
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This invaluable reference provides clinicians caring for stroke patients with evidence for best practice in stroke treatment and secondary prevention. It describes all available treatments, and, where available, the highest level of evidence for their safety and effectiveness. The evidence for each treatment is followed by the author's interpretations, and the implications of the evidence in the care of stroke patients. The volume is therefore an essential resource for clinicians, translating into practice advances that have been made in the treatment and prevention of stroke, and suggesting the most appropriate interventions.

Table of Contents

The size of the problem of stroke
Understanding evidence
Organised acute stroke care
General supportive acute stroke care
Reperfusion of ischaemic brain by thrombolysis
Augmentation of cerebral blood flow: fibrinogen-depleting agents, haemodilution and pentoxifylline
Treatment of brain oedema
Anticoagulation to prevent recurrent atherothrombotic ischaemic events
Antiplatelet therapy to prevent recurrent atherothrombotic ischaemic events
Carotid artery revascularisation to prevent recurrent atherothrombotic ischaemic stroke
Lowering blood pressure to prevent recurrent stroke
Lowering blood cholesterol to prevent recurrent atherothrombotic ischaemic events
Control of other vascular risk factors and lifestyle to prevent recurrent atherothrombotic ischaemic events
Prevention of recurrent cardioembolic ischaemic stroke
Arterial dissection and arteritis
Treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage
Treatment of subarachnoid haemorrhage
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