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Stroke for dummies

Author: John R Marler
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
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Features tons of advice for recovery and rehabilitation. Get the latest on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke. Have questions and concerns about strokes? This reassuring guide provides invaluable information for stroke victims and their loved ones, from what a stroke is and what it feels like to proven treatments and therapies. You'll see how to implement a plan for preventing stroke, treat the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Marler
ISBN: 9781118069943 1118069943
OCLC Number: 864465009
Notes: Downloadable ebook file.
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Contents: Introduction 1 Part I: The Brain and Stroke 9 Chapter 1: A Brain Attack 11 Chapter 2: Understanding How the Brain Works 29 Part II: Types of Stroke 45 Chapter 3: White Stroke (Ischemic): Blood Clots Block the Brain 47 Chapter 4: Transient Stroke (TIA): Warning Sign 69 Chapter 5: Red Stroke (ICH): Bleeding Inside the Brain 85 Chapter 6: Red Stroke (SAH): Bleeding Outside the Brain 101 Chapter 7: Dementia (Vascular Cognitive Impairment) 119 Part III: Preventing Stroke 133 Chapter 8: High Blood Pressure 135 Chapter 9: Fat and Stroke Risk 151 Chapter 10: Other Risk Factors and Prevention 169 Part IV: Treating Stroke 187 Chapter 11: Get Thee to an Emergency Room 189 Chapter 12: Treating Stroke in the Hospital 207 Chapter 13: Rehabilitation 221 Part V: Living with Stroke 235 Chapter 14: Returning Home: Adapting to a New Life 237 Chapter 15: When You Can't Go Home Again 257 Chapter 16: Challenges During Recovery 275 Chapter 17: Taking Care of Family 293 Part VI: The Part of Tens 307 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Help Your Community Manage Stroke 309 Chapter 19: Five Remarkable Stroke Recoveries 317 Chapter 20: Ten Opportunities to Prevent Stroke 323 Glossary 329 Index 335
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Features tons of advice for recovery and rehabilitation. Get the latest on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke. Have questions and concerns about strokes? This reassuring guide provides invaluable information for stroke victims and their loved ones, from what a stroke is and what it feels like to proven treatments and therapies. You'll see how to implement a plan for preventing stroke, treat the lingering effects of stroke, and maximize home caregiver effectiveness while minimizing fatigue. Discover how to: Understand what causes different types of stroke; Recognize warning signs; Get the most out of doctors and hospitals; Speed recovery with the best treatments; Help prevent future strokes; Decide the best living arrangements after stroke.

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