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Author Caplan, Louis R.

Title Navigating the complexities of stroke / Louis R. Caplan, MD, professor of neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  616.81 CAP    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  616.81 CAP    AVAILABLE
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Description xvi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-244) and index.
Summary "Dr. Louis R. Caplan... guides readers through the subject in a straightforward and accessible manner. He examines the anatomy of the brain, explaining the specialized functions of different regions, and describes the flow of blood from the heart. He turns to the mechanics of the stroke itself, clearly discussing the complexities of the two major kinds-the ischemic and hemorrhagic-and the resulting damage. Caplan offers information and advice that readers will find immediately useful: the medical conditions and other factors that create risk, stroke symptoms, abnormalities that doctors look for, tests available to evaluate strokes, complications and disabilities that can result, and the paths of treatment and rehabilitation. He offers real-life cases of victims and their families that demonstrate successful recovery, but also reveal the sometimes troubling impact of strokes on survivors and their families, who can suffer frustration and demoralization that the medical profession often overlooks in its biological focus. Caplan also examines strokes in children and young adults, who are often neglected in literature that is largely aimed at seniors."
Subject Cerebrovascular disease.
ISBN 9780199945719 (alk. paper)
0199945713 (alk. paper)
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