Foreword; Preface; Part I. Assessment of Stroke Patients: 1. Emergency medical services (EMS): first line of defense against stroke Noah Grose and Michel Torbey; 2. Initial assessment of patients with stroke-like symptoms Martinson K. Arnan and Rafael H. Llinas; 3. Clinical stroke syndromes and localization Richard P. Goddeau, Jr; Part II. The Hunt for a Stroke Etiology: 4. The hunt for a stroke etiology: ischemic stroke Alex Perchuk and Reza Behrouz; 5. The hunt for a stroke etiology: hemorrhagic stroke Angelos Katramados and Panayiotis Varelas; 6. Uncommon causes of stroke and stroke mimics Andrew W. Tarulli; Part III. Acute Stroke Imaging: 7. Computed tomography in acute stroke Jason M. Johnson and Michael H. Lev; 8. Magnetic resonance imaging in acute stroke Magdy Selim; 9. Neurosonology in acute ischemic stroke Maher Saqqur, Vijay Sharma and Andrei V. Alexandrov; Part IV. Management of Stroke Patients: 10. Ischemic stroke in the first 24 hours Magdy Selim; 11. Management of the acute ischemic stroke patient beyond 24 hours Eric Bershad and Jose I. Suarez; 12. Intracerebral hemorrhage Katja Elfriede Wartenberg and Stephan A. Mayer; 13. Subarachnoid hemorrhage and its medical management Susan Yeager and Diana Greene-Chandos; 14. Dural and cerebral venous thrombosis Joshua Kornbluth and Romergryko G. Geocadin; Part V. Stroke in Consultation: 15. Perioperative stroke Hardik Amin and David M. Greer; 16. Stroke on OB/Gyn wards Ann K. Helms; 17. Stroke on pediatric wards Catherine Amlie-Lefond; Part VI. Prevention of First and Recurrent Stroke: 18. Antithrombotic therapies Sarah Adriance and Michel Torbey; 19. Surgical and endovascular therapies Ciaran Powers and Eric Sauvageau; 20. Stroke risk factors: impact and management Laura Pedelty and Philip B. Gorelick; 21. Synopsis of landmark studies in ischemic stroke Magdy Selim; Index.