About the Book
The evidence-based tools physicians need to help patients who are at risk for stroke or who have had one.
Preventing Stroke: A Guide for Physicians and Patients provides the evidence-based approach and practical tools necessary for physician to help their patients avoid a first stroke or prevent a recurrent one.
Written by two luminaries in the field, the book covers every key aspect of stroke prevention, including nutrition, smoking cessation, exercise, lipid lowering therapy, antiplatelet therapy, and more.
Key Selling Features
- One of the authors was the first to show that aspirin reduced the risk of stroke
- Includes chapters on hypertension; epidemiology of stroke prevention, and urgency of treatment; and treatment of diabetes and insulin resistance.
Neurologists, Cardiologists and Internists
Table of Contents
- Epidemiology of stroke prevention, and urgency of treatment
- Potential for stroke prevention
- Nutrition in stroke prevention
- Smoking cessation
- Antiplatelet therapy
- Lipid lowering therapy
- Treatment of diabetes and insulin resistance
- Appropriate endarterectomy and stenting
- Finding the cause of the TIA or stroke: the key to appropriate therapy
- Hazards of relying on publications
- Prospects for preventing dementia by preventing stroke
- Minimizing adverse effects of cardiovascular therapy
About the Authors
David Spence, MD (Ontario, Canada) has focused on stroke prevention throughout his career. Professor of Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology at the Robarts Research Institute, London, Canada.
Henry JM Barnett, MD (Ontario, Canada) A giant in stroke prevention: first to show that aspirin reduced the risk of stroke. Founding chair of the department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. Former editor of the journal Stroke, and internationally recognized as the father of stroke prevention.