Stroke Sourcebook, 4th Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 0780815629
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815629
  • DDC: 616.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This updated fourth edition provides information about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of stroke. It describes the different types of stroke, identifies stroke risk factors, and provides information on stroke diagnosis and treatment and post-stroke complications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction to Stroke.
1: What is Stroke?.
2: Stroke Symptoms and What You Should Do If Someone Has Them.
3: Perinatal and Childhood Stroke.
4: Strokes in Women and Men.
5: Strokes in Older Adults.
6: Racial and Ethnic Stroke Disparities.
7: Geography and Stroke: The Stroke Belt.
8: Statistics on Stroke in the United States.
9: Recent Research on Stroke.
10: Clinical Trials on Stroke.
Types of Stroke.
11: Ischemic Stroke.
12: Hemorrhagic Stroke.
13: Mini-Stroke: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).
14: Recurrent Stroke.
Stroke Risk Factors and Prevention.
15: Stroke Risks.
16: Atherosclerosis and Carotid Artery Disease.
17: Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke.
18: Blood Clotting Disorders and Stroke.
19: Peripheral Artery Disease.
20: Diabetes and Stroke Risk.
21: High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol.
22: Overweight, Obesity, and Stroke Risk.
23: Other Stroke Risk Factors.
24: Stroke Prevention.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Stroke.
25: After a Stroke: The First 24 Hours.
26: Working with a Neurologist.
27: Diagnosing Stroke.
28: Stroke Treatment.
29: Surgical Procedures Used in the Treatment of Stroke.
30: Medications Used to Treat Stroke.
31: Stroke Recovery.
Poststroke Complications and Rehabilitation.
32: Cognitive Problems Caused by Stroke.
33: Communication Problems after Stroke.
34: Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia) after Stroke.
35: Muscle Spasticity and Weakness after Stroke.
36: Balance Problems after Stroke.
37: Pain and Fatigue after Stroke.
38: Bowel Control Problems and Stroke.
39: Bladder Control Problems and Stroke.
40: Vision Problems after Stroke.
41: Poststroke Rehabilitation Facilities.
Life After Stroke.
42: Recovering from Stroke.
43: Making the Home Safer for Stroke Survivors.
44: Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology.
45: Driving After Stroke.
46: Nutrition and Exercise Tips for Poststroke Patients.
47: Skin Care After Stroke.
48: Sleep After Stroke.
49: Sexuality After Stroke.
50: Dealing with Depression After Stroke.
51: Caring for Someone with Memory Problems After Stroke.
52: Tips For Caregivers of Stroke Patients.
53: Stroke Support Group.
54: Health Insurance and Disability Concerns after Stroke.
55: Choosing Long-Term Care for Those Disabled by Stroke.
56: Advance Care Planning.
Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Stroke.
Directory of Organizations that Help Stroke Patients and their Families.