This concise and informative Textbook of Stroke Medicine is aimed at doctors preparing to specialize in stroke care and strokologists looking for concise but in-depth scientific guidance on stroke management. Its practical approach covers all important issues of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. Dedicated chapters give a thorough review of all clinical issues. Fully revised throughout, the new edition has expanded sections on topics of rising practical importance, such as diagnostic imaging, stroke unit management, monitoring and management of complications including infections, recommendations for thrombolysis, interventions and neurosurgical procedures, and clear and balanced recommendations for secondary prevention. Neuropsychological syndromes are explained and an up-to-date view on neurorehabilitation is presented. The authors are all experts in their field and many of them have been working together in a teaching faculty for the European Master in Stroke Medicine Programme, which is supported by the European Stroke Organization.
Preface; Part I. Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Imaging: 1. Neuropathology and pathophysiology of stroke Konstantin A. Hossmann and Wolf-Dieter Heiss; 2. Common causes of ischemic stroke Bo Norrving; 3. Neuroradiology: a. Imaging of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke: CT, perfusion CT, CT angiography Patrik Michel; b. Imaging of acute ischemic hemorrhagic stroke: MRI and MR-angiography Jochen B. Fiebach, Patrik Michel and Jens Fiehler; c. Multimodal imaging guided acute stroke treatment based on CT and MRI imaging Patrik Michel; 4. Imaging for prediction of functional outcome and for assessment of recovery Wolf-Dieter Heiss; 5. Ultrasound in acute ischemic stroke Laszlo Csiba; Part II. Clinical Epidemiology and Risk Factors: 6. Basic epidemiology of stroke and risk assessment Jaako Tuomilehto; 7. Common risk factors and prevention Michael Brainin, Yvonne Teuschl and Karl Matz; 8. Cardiac diseases relevant to stroke Claudia Stollberger and Josef Finsterer; Part III. Diagnostics and Syndromes: 9. Common stroke syndromes Celine Odier and Patrik Michel; 10. Less common stroke syndromes Wilfried Lang; 11. Intracerebral hemorrhage Corina Epple, Michael Brainin and Thorsten Steiner; 12. Subarachnoid hemorrhage Philip Lichti and Thorsten Steiner; 13. Cerebral venous thrombosis Jobst Rudolf; 14. Behavioral neurology of stroke Jose M. Ferro, Isabel P. Martins and Lara Caeiro; 15. Stroke and dementia Barbara Casolla and Didier Leys; 16. Ischemic stroke in the young and in children Valeria Caso and Didier Leys; Part IV. Therapeutic Strategies and Neurorehabilitation: 17. Stroke units and clinical assessment Danilo Toni and Angel Chamorro; 18. Acute therapies for stroke Richard E. O'Brien and Kennedy R. Lees; 19. Interventional intravascular therapies for stroke Pasquale Mordasini, Jan Gralla and Gerhard Schroth; 20. Management of acute ischemic stroke and its late complications Natan M. Bornstein and Eitan Auriel; 21. Infections in stroke Achim Kaasch and Harald Seifert; 22. Secondary prevention Hans-Christoph Diener, Sharan K. Mann and Gregory W. Albers; 23. Neurorehabilitation practice for stroke patients Sylvan J. Albert and Jurg Kesselring; Index.