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ABC of Stroke. ABC Series

  • ID: 2222530
  • Book
  • March 2011
  • 72 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Stroke is the most common cause of adult disability and is of increasing importance within ageing populations.

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.

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Contributors vii

Preface ix

1 Introduction to Stroke 1
Jonathan Mant

2 Primary Prevention of Stroke 6
Jonathan Mant

3 Transient Ischaemic Attack 12
Jonathan Mant

4 Acute Stroke 16
Damian Jenkinson and Clare Gordon

5 Medical Complications of Stroke 22
Clare Gordon and Damian Jenkinson

6 Stroke Rehabilitation 27
Marion F Walker

7 Stroke in Younger People 31
Marion F Walker

8 Mobility 34
Marion F Walker

9 Communication and Swallowing 38
Pam Enderby

10 Psychological Problems after Stroke 41
Jane Barton

11 Secondary Prevention of Stroke 44
Duncan Edwards and Jonathan Mant

12 Long–term Support for Stroke Survivors and their Carers 49
Marion F Walker

Index 53

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Jonathan Mant
Marion F. Walker
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