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Stroke is a common cause of disability and the third commonest cause of death but it fails to attract much public attention. This book seeks to redress the balance by describing who is at the most risk of stroke and why. Anyone can have a stroke, but why is it mainly a disease of older age? Why do babies and children get strokes? What should we do for suspected stroke? How should stroke be treated and perhaps more importantly, how can we all make changes to our lives to prevent this happening to ourselves and our family. This guide features all the facts you need to understand why strokes occur and how to prevent strokes in the future. For those living with strokes the author looks at the most common problems and provides the most reliable solutions. This book will be of great interest to those who have had a stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack, and for those who worry about having a stroke.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 8mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 black and white line drawings, 12 black and white halftones
  • 0199212724
  • 9780199212729
  • 944,877

Table of contents

1. What is stroke? ; 2. How common is stroke? ; 3. Who gets strokes? ; 4. The causes of stroke ; 5. What can be done for people who have a stroke? ; 6. Rehabilitation after stroke ; 7. Living after stroke ; 8. How do you prevent stroke?
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Review quote interesting addition to the available material for patient information...very comprehensive...useful to anyone wanting to understand a long-term condition - and that would include medical staff. Pulse GP Magazine This isn't a 'soft' book on stroke that holds the hand of the reader from diagnosis to treatment - it's dry, full of medical studies and hits you with the facts. But don't let this put you off. Full of tips on how to recognise stroke and the latest in research into therapies, it's well worth persevering with. Ros Holness in The Daily Mail This engaging little book is highly readable and packed with up-to-date covers clrealy, concisely and quite comprehensively the aspects of risk factor management, causes and pathology of stroke,... and answers many questions that would benefit the patients themselves. ...It would be and invaluable aid to junior doctors working on a stroke unit, and it clearly deserves a space on the bookshelf. Diane Ames, Age and Ageing
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About Richard I. Lindley

Professor Lindley developed his interest in stroke medicine whilst working as a registrar in Geriatric Medicine in Newcastle upon Tyne. He then spent 3 years working with the Edinburgh Stroke Group and was also the research fellow for the first International Stroke Trial. In 2003 he was appointed to establish a new academic unit for Geriatric Medicine in Sydney, Australia where he continues his research into stroke and Geriatric Medicine.
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