This updated, revised and expanded fifth edition of the market-leading clinical guide on stroke covers causes, prevention, clinical features, evaluation and management in a comprehensive yet accessible manner. While it retains the uniform organization, accessible style and patient-oriented focus of previous editions, its scope has been extended to cover the most recent research, providing a fully up-to-date account of the features of cerebrovascular disease, stroke syndromes, complications, and recovery and rehabilitation. Joined by an international team of experts in the field, Caplan offers a widened coverage of each chapter topic, illustrated by using a large number of real-world clinical examples. Not previously included, this new edition now also contains a chapter on the genetics of stroke. Generously illustrated by figures of anatomy and pathology and brain and vascular imaging, this is a must-have for medical specialists and consultants, as well as trainees, in neurology, stroke medicine, internal medicine and neurorehabilitation.
Preface; List of contributors; Part I. General Principles: 1. Introduction and perspective Louis R. Caplan; 2. Pathology, anatomy, and pathophysiology of stroke Louis R. Caplan and David S. Liebeskind; 3. Diagnosis and the clinical encounter Louis R. Caplan and Fernando Barinagarrementeria; 4. Imaging and laboratory diagnosis Louis R. Caplan, Bruce Campbell and Stephen Davis; 5. Genetics of stroke Stéphanie Debette and Louis R. Caplan; 6. Treatment Louis R. Caplan and Jeffrey Saver; Part II. Stroke Syndromes: 7. Large artery occlusive disease of the anterior circulation Louis R. Caplan and Lawrence Wechsler; 8. Large vessel occlusive disease of the posterior circulation Louis R. Caplan and Jong S. Kim; 9. Penetrating and branch artery disease Louis R. Caplan, Geoffrey Donnan and Marie Dagonnier; 10. Brain embolism Louis R. Caplan and Pierre Amarenco; 11. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cardiac arrest, and cardiac encephalopathy Louis R. Caplan and Michael DeGeorgia; 12. Non-atherosclerotic vasculopathies Louis R. Caplan and Jose Biller; 13. Subarachnoid hemorrhage, aneurysms and vascular malformations Tudor Jovin and Louis R. Caplan; 14. Intracerebral hemorrhage Louis R. Caplan and Carlos S. Kase; 15. Stroke in children and young adults Gabrielle DeVeber, Aneesh B. Singhal and Louis R. Caplan; 16. Spinal cord vascular disease Louis R. Caplan and Ayrton R. Massaro; 17. Cerebral venous thrombosis Louis R. Caplan and Marie-Germaine Bousser; Part III. Prevention, Complications, and Recovery-Rehabilitation: 18. Stroke prevention Louis R. Caplan and Philip Gorelick; 19. Complications in stroke patients Louis R. Caplan and Sandeep Kumar; 20. Recovery, rehabilitation, and repair Steven C. Cramer and Louis R. Caplan; Index.