ABC of Stroke / Edition 1

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Stroke is the most common cause of adult disability and is of increasing importance within ageing populations.

This brand new title in the ABC series covers the entire patient journey, from prevention through to long-term support. It includes primary prevention and management of risk factors for stroke and secondary prevention including pharmaceutical, lifestyle and surgical intervention. The general principles of stroke rehabilitation are also addressed as well as mobility, communication and psychological problems, as is stroke in younger people. It also covers long-term support for stroke survivors and their carers.

This is an invaluable and practical guide to all aspects of stroke for both health care professionals and lay audiences. It is of particular relevance to general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses and therapists working with stroke patients and their carers, and to people with stroke and their families.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Terri E Kiernan, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This book discusses and illustrates the journey a stroke-afflicted patient undergoes. Using statistics and evidence-based practice, it covers stroke prevention through long-term support for stroke survivors and caregivers.
Purpose: The purpose is to offer a summary of the many aspects of stroke care that the patient experiences. This is a worthy objective as it can help general practitioners who do not care for stroke patients regularly to guide their patients through the continuum of care.
Audience: It is written for generalist physicians, stroke survivors, and their families. It also would be helpful to all members of the multidisciplinary team who care for the stroke patient, as it offers a helpful overview that touches on each aspect of care, from the emergency room through to long-term care.
Features: Tables, graphs, diagrams, and pictures help to illustrate etiology, secondary prevention, hospital course, and survivor support postrehabilitation. This is an easy read that will help caregivers and professionals alike. Although the perspective is that of the U.K., a great deal of the information is universal.
Assessment: This is a great addition to the stroke literature. What sets it apart is the concise manner in which each chapter is written to assist the multidisciplinary team member, the caregiver, or survivor.
From the Publisher
“This book provides an accurate, concise, up-to-date understanding of stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA), emphasising risk factors and presenting current best evidence based treatments regarding lifestyle modification and drug therapy in the primary and secondary prevention setting.”  (Australian Family Physician, 4 April 2012)

"This is a great addition to the stroke literature. What sets it apart is the concise manner in which each chapter is written to assist the multidisciplinary team member, the caregiver, or survivor." (Doody's, 18 November 2011)

"In 12 concise chapters, a group of UK stroke, rehabilitation, and psychology specialists summarize aspects of prevention, transient ischemic attack, acute stroke, medical complications, rehabilitation, stroke in younger people, mobility, communication and swallowing, psychological problems, and long-term support for survivors and carers." (Booknews, 1 June 2011)

"In spite of the limiations of this book, it would be a useful addition to any ward, team or department library as an introductory text." (Nursing Older People, 1 June 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405167901
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Series: ABC Series, #155
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Mant, Associate Director UK Stroke Research Network and Professor of Primary Care Research, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge, UK

Marion F Walker, Associate Director UK Stroke Research Network and Professor in Stroke Rehabilitation, University of Nottingham, UK

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Table of Contents



1 Introduction to Stroke (Jonathan Mant).

2 Primary Prevention of Stroke (Jonathan Mant).

3 Transient Ischaemic Attack (Jonathan Mant).

4 Acute Stroke (Damian Jenkinson and Clare Gordon).

5 Medical Complications of Stroke (Clare Gordon and Damian Jenkinson).

6 Stroke Rehabilitation (Marion F Walker).

7 Stroke in Younger People (Marion F Walker).

8 Mobility (Marion F Walker).

9 Communication and Swallowing (Pam Enderby).

10 Psychological Problems after Stroke (Jane Barton).

11 Secondary Prevention of Stroke (Duncan Edwards and Jonathan Mant).

12 Long-term Support for Stroke Survivors and their Carers (Marion F Walker).


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