Description: This is the sixth edition of an up-to-date reference for stroke neurologists and other providers caring for stroke patients. The previous edition was published in 1999.
Purpose: The purpose is to direct and assist providers in the care of stroke patients. This is a worthy objective for a disease process that has a plethora of ongoing research and for which the approach and care are always changing. This book provides the latest evidence-based care for stroke patients.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is intended for stroke specialists and residents. However, it is very complete and would be a great reference for others, such as internists and emergency room providers, who have to diagnose and treat stroke patients in the absence of a stroke specialist.
Features: In addition to the basic information necessary to care for stroke patients, this edition adds information on pregnancy-related strokes, genetics, and acute treatment. The book is very readable, with diagrams, images, and tables to further understanding.
Assessment: There are other books on stroke, but this one would be one of my first choices because of its readability. Stroke care is ever changing due to the amount of research in this field, necessitating regular updates.