Douglas J. Gelb

in Introduction to Clinical Neurology

Fourth edition

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Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199734849
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323029 | DOI:

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Chapter 4 addresses managing a patient who has had a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack), and the four fundamental questions to ask: is the diagnosis correct; what can be done to restore blood flow (if the stroke was ischemic); what can be done to limit the damage; and what can be done to reduce the patient’s risk of future strokes (including reducing the risk of cerebrovascular disease—known as primary prevention, and reducing the risk of stroke in patients who have already had at least one stroke or TIA—known as secondary prevention)?

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Subjects: Neurology

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