This concise and informative textbook is aimed at trainee doctors beginning work on a stroke unit or residents embarking on their postdoctoral training in stroke care. It has a practical approach covering all important issues of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. Chapters on the basics of neuropathology and pathophysiology are followed by reviews of clinical issues, including neuroimaging, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment, stroke in the young, and stroke-related dementia. Topics of rising importance are covered in chapters on 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. Finally, 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 teach on the European Master's Program on Stroke Medicine, which is supported and endorsed by the European Stroke Organization.
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; 3a. Imaging of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke: CT, perfusion-CT, CT-angiography Patrik Michel; 3b. Imaging of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke: MRI and MR-angiography Jens Fiehler; 3c. Functional imaging in acute stroke, recovery, and rehabilitation Wolf-Dieter Heiss; 4. Ultrasound in acute ischemic stroke László Csiba; Part II. Clinical Epidemiology and Risk-Factors: 5. Basic epidemiology of stroke and risk assessment Jaakko Tuomilehto, Markku Mähönen and Cinzia Sarti; 6. Common risk-factors and prevention Michael Brainin, Yvonne Teuschl and Karl Matz; 7. Cardiac disease relevant to stroke Claudia Stöllberger and Josef Finsterer; Part III. Diagnostics and Syndromes: 8. Common stroke syndromes Céline Odier and Patrik Michel; 9. Less common stroke syndromes Wilfried Lang; 10. Intracerebral hemorrhage Michael Brainin and Raoul Eckhardt; 11. Cerebral venous thrombosis Jobst Rudolf; 12. Behavioral neurology of stroke José M. Ferro, Isabel P. Martins and Lara Caeiro; 13. Stroke and dementia Didier R. Leys and Marta Altieri; 14. Ischemic stroke in the young and in children Didier R. Leys and Valeria Caso; Part IV. Therapeutic Strategies and Neurorehabilitation: 15. Stroke units and clinical assessment Risto O. Roine and Markku Kaste; 16. Acute therapies and interventions Richard O'Brien, Thorsten Steiner and Kennedy R. Lees; 17. Management of acute ischemic stroke and its complications Natan M. Bornstein and Eitan Auriel; 18. Infections in stroke Achim Kaasch and Harald Seifert; 19. Secondary prevention Hans-Christoph Diener and Greg W. Albers; 20. Neurorehabilitation Sylvan J. Albert and Jürg Kesselring; Index.