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O N L OXFORD NEUROLOGY LIBRARY Stroke Latest Edition

O N L OXFORD NEUROLOGY LIBRARY Stroke Latest Edition

O N L  OXFORD NEUROLOGY LIBRARY  Stroke Latest Edition

O N L OXFORD NEUROLOGY LIBRARY Stroke Latest Edition In the last decade the management of stroke patients and prevention of cerebrovascular diseases has become the most challenging
task for neurologists, in particular in industrialized countries with an
increasingly ageing population. Stroke is the most common cardiovascular disorder after heart disease with an estimated prevalence .in Europe of nearly 10 million. It is also a major public health issue, .very often causing immobility and long-term disability with enormous economic consequences. Although mortality has decreaseds significantly since the 1990s, many patients still suffer from permanent dependency despite increasing efforts to treat patients after  acute onset in Stroke Units and Comprehensive Stroke Centres, .which signifi cantly improve the chances for full recovery and independence.

This is in part due to increasing numbers of patients  treated with thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke but also results
from the interactive, multi-professional management of monitored  intensive care through a primary care team according to a strict and  evidenced-based operation procedure protocol. Adequate informa-
tion among the public and health authorities about qualifying signs
and symptoms of acute stroke victims are well established and the
phrase “ Time is Brain and Stroke is an Emergency ” has been  coined for health care strategies and public information in newspapers, television and advertisements. However, there are still limitations in knowledge, for example in transient ischaemic attacks being
misinterpreted as a benign event, or stroke in the elderly with often
delayed access to emergency admission on a Stroke Unit.  This small book is aimed at the multi-professional team on a Stroke  Unit and early rehabilitation clinic as well as paramedics, and emergency and general physicians, who happen to see patients either very  early after onset of stroke or after discharge from clinics.

Chapters  about appropriate diagnosis and treatment include updated knowl-
edge about primary and secondary prevention and rehabilitation in
patients who do not fully recover or develop cognitive impairment
including vascular dementia.

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