A Primer on Stroke Prevention and Treatment: An overview by Larry B. Goldstein

By Larry B. Goldstein

Society-sanctioned directions are priceless instruments, yet getting access to key info could be a daunting activity. This e-book illuminates a transparent route to winning program of the yank center Association/American Stroke organization instructions. prepared for speedy reference, this new quantity is helping practitioners enhance sufferer care.

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Infection Aspirin No specific recommendations for primary stroke prevention exist. Use of hs-CRP level can be helpful in considering the intensity of risk factor modification in those at moderate general cardiovascular risk. Insufficient data are available to recommend antibiotic therapy for primary stroke prevention in patients with seropositivity for certain pathogenic organisms. Not recommended for primary stroke prevention in men. Can be useful for primary stroke prevention in women with sufficiently high cardiovascular risk.

Smoking cessation decreases stroke risk to baseline after 5 years. • Treatment of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and smoking cessation are the cornerstones of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease prevention. • Aspirin can be beneficial for primary stroke prevention in high-risk women, without cardiac disease, but not in men. A Primer on Stroke Prevention Treatment: An Overview Based on AHA/ASA Guidelines, 1st Edition. Edited by Larry B. Goldstein © 2009 American Heart Association.

She denied that she had a Introduction Annually, approximately 780,000 Americans have a first or recurrent stroke; approximately 80% of these events are secondary to a thromboembolic occlusion of an artery perfusing the brain [1]. Ischemic stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, a leading cause of long-term disability, and the second most common cause of dementia (vascular dementia). The management of patients with ischemic cerebrovascular disease includes measures to control risk factors, antithrombotic medications, and medical or surgical interventions, particularly among persons who have had warning symptoms of stroke (transient ischemic attack [TIA] or previous stroke).

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