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Stroke For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06994-3
384 pages
April 2011
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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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