Stroke Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

  • Amy Sutton
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  • ISBN-10: 0780812980
  • ISBN-13: 9780780812987
  • DDC: 616.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Stroke Sourcebook, Second Edition provides updated information about stroke, its causes, risk factors, diagnosis, acute and long-term treatment, and recent innovations in poststroke care. Readers will learn about the types of strokes, including ischemic, hemorrhagic, and mini strokes, as well as common poststroke complications, such as loss of muscle control and balance, thinking and cognitive disabilities, and emotional and sleep problems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction to Stroke.
2: What Is Stroke?.
3: Stroke Symptoms and What You Should Do if Someone Has Them.
4: Strokes in Children.
5: Strokes in Men and Women.
6: Strokes in Older Adults.
7: Racial and Ethnic Stroke Disparities.
8: Geography and Stroke: The Stroke Belt.
9: Statistics on Stroke in the United States.
10: Recent Research on Stroke.
11: Types of Stroke.
12: Ischemic Stroke.
13: Hemorrhagic Stroke.
14: Mini Stroke: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).
15: Recurrent Stroke.
16: Stroke Risk Factors and Prevention.
17: Atherosclerosis and Carotid Artery Disease.
18: C-Reactive Protein and Stroke Risk.
19: Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke.
20: Blood Clotting Disorders and Stroke.
21: Peripheral Artery Disease.
22: Diabetes and Stroke Risk.
23: High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol.
24: Overweight, Obesity, and Stroke Risk.
25: Other Stroke Risk Factors.
26: Stroke Prevention.
27: Diagnosis and Treatment of Stroke.
28: After a Stroke: The First 24 Hours.
29: Working with a Neurologist.
30: Diagnosing Stroke.
31: Stroke Prognosis and Treatment.
32: Surgical Procedures Used in the Treatment of Stroke.
33: Medications Used to Treat Stroke.
34: Other Stroke Treatments.
35: Post-Stroke Complications and Rehabilitation.
36: Cognitive Problems Caused by Stroke.
37: Communication Problems after Stroke.
38: Swallowing Problems after Stroke.
39: Muscle Spasticity and Weakness after Stroke.
40: Balance Problems after Stroke.
41: Pain and Fatigue after Stroke.
42: Bowel System Problems and Their Management.
43: Chapter 38: Continence Problems after Stroke.
44: Vision Problems after Stroke.
45: Overview of Post-Stroke Rehabilitation and Types of Post-Stroke Therapies.
46: Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Facilities.
47: Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Benefit Patients after Mini or Mild Stroke.
48: Recreational Therapy after Stroke.
49: Transferring Skills Learned in Stroke Rehab to the Home Environment.
50: Life after Stroke.
51: Regaining Cognitive Function after Stroke.
52: Adapting Your Home after Stroke.
53: Driving after Stroke.
54: Nutrition and Exercise Tips for Post-Stroke Patients.
55: Skin Care after Stroke.
56: Sleep and Sex after Stroke.
57: Dealing with Depression after Stroke.
58: Tips for Caregivers of Stroke Patients.
59: How to Organize a Successful Stroke Support Group.
60: Health Insurance and Disability Concerns after Stroke.
61: Choosing Long-Term Care for Those Disabled by Stroke.
62: Advance Care Planning.
63: Additional Help and Information.
64: Glossary of Terms Related to Stroke.
65: Directory of Organizations That Help Stroke Patients and Their Families.