This brand new title in the ABC series covers the entire patient journey, from prevention through to long–term support. It includes primary prevention and management of risk factors for stroke and secondary prevention including pharmaceutical, lifestyle and surgical intervention. The general principles of stroke rehabilitation are also addressed as well as mobility, communication and psychological problems, as is stroke in younger people. It also covers long–term support for stroke survivors and their carers.
This is an invaluable and practical guide to all aspects of stroke for both health care professionals and lay audiences. It is of particular relevance to general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses and therapists working with stroke patients and their carers, and to people with stroke and their families.
1 Introduction to Stroke 1Jonathan Mant
2 Primary Prevention of Stroke 6Jonathan Mant
3 Transient Ischaemic Attack 12Jonathan Mant
4 Acute Stroke 16Damian Jenkinson and Clare Gordon
5 Medical Complications of Stroke 22Clare Gordon and Damian Jenkinson
6 Stroke Rehabilitation 27Marion F Walker
7 Stroke in Younger People 31Marion F Walker
8 Mobility 34Marion F Walker
9 Communication and Swallowing 38Pam Enderby
10 Psychological Problems after Stroke 41Jane Barton
11 Secondary Prevention of Stroke 44Duncan Edwards and Jonathan Mant
12 Long–term Support for Stroke Survivors and their Carers 49Marion F Walker