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Life After Stroke by Joel Stein, Elizabeth Pegg Frates, Julie K. Silver

Relating patients' experiences and bringing readers up to date on promising new treatments, Life After Stroke offers hope to stroke survivors and their families.

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Hardcover LANGUAGE
English CONDITION
Brand New Publisher Description

If you or someone you love has had a stroke, you understand that after a stroke, a person has many questions: "What is a stroke, and why did I have one?" "How can I best recover from my stroke?" "How can I make sure this never happens to me again?" Every 45 seconds someone in this country has a stroke; this means that about five million stroke survivors in the United States are facing these questions and a host of emotional and physical and practical challenges. As medical specialists treating and caring for stroke survivors, Drs. Stein, Silver, and Frates understand these challenges; they wrote this book to help people recover as fully as possible after having a stroke and to explain all of the different things a person can do to prevent a stroke or a recurrent stroke. They explain what a stroke is, how it occurs, and what kinds of injuries it can cause--and they explain all about stroke recovery. They carefully focus on how stroke survivors can work with their doctor to lower their risk of a future stroke, including taking medications and altering their lifestyle.They look at stroke research that will provide better treatment options in the future, and they offer a relatively simple plan for taking control in preventing stroke or recurrent stroke. This book, then, is for anyone whose genetics, physiology, or lifestyle make them susceptible to stroke--in other words, every one of us. It will be especially helpful to people who have already had a stroke and who understand the importance of taking steps to avoid another one. From the Foreword, by Robert J. Wityk MD, Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital: "This book may help you navigate the sometimes confusing corridors of medicine to empower you to take control of your health or that of your loved one. Read it and learn, and then discuss it with your physician. Between your involved interest, what you discover here and your doctor's expertise, your or your loved one's recovery lies in very good hands, indeed."

Notes

This book may help you navigate the sometimes confusing corridors of medicine to empower you to take control of your health or that of your loved one. Read it and learn, and then discuss it with your physician. Between your involved interest, what you discover here, and your doctor's expertise, your or your loved one's recovery lies in very good hands indeed. -- Robert J. Wityk, M.D., from the foreword

Author Biography

Joel Stein, M.D., is the chief medical officer at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. Julie Silver, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. She is also a medical director at the Spaulding-Framingham outpatient center. Elizabeth Pegg Frates, M.D., is a clinical instructor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Part I: Understanding Stroke
Chapter 1. Understanding Stroke and Its Consequences
Chapter 2. How Strokes Affect Our Brains and Bodies
Chapter 3. Tests Your Doctor May Order
Part II: Stroke Recovery
Chapter 4. Minimizing Early Post-Stroke Disability and Complications
Chapter 5. Maximizing Recovery from a Stroke
Chapter 6. Post-Stroke Medical and Social Issues
Part III: Preventing Stroke: Medical Issues
Chapter 7. Risk Factors for Having a Stroke: An Introduction
Chapter 8. Heart and blood Vessel Conditions and Stroke
Chapter 9. High blood Pressure and Stroke
Chapter 10. Diabetes and Stroke
Chapter 11. Other Causes of Stroke
Chapter 12. Genetics and Stroke
Chapter 13. Medications That Help Prevent Stroke
Chapter 14. When Surgery Is an Option
Part IV: Preventing Stroke: Lifestyle Issues
Chapter 15. Diet and Stroke
Chapter 16. Exercise and Stroke
Chapter 17. How Smoking, Alcohol, and Illegal Drugs Affect Stroke Risk
Part V: Looking to the Future
Chapter 18. Research on the Horizon
Chapter 19. Prevent Another Stroke by Taking Charge
Resources
Notes
Index

Review

Clear, concise and a joy to read because it's easy to understand. More importantly, it could save your life. -- Mary Beth Regan Baltimore Sun The book explains the importance of understanding the differences among strokes, and offers advice on treatment, rehabilitation, and lifestyle changes that will help prevent a reoccurrence. -- Susan Chaityn Lebovits Boston Globe Designed to help readers understand what causes stroke and how it impacts survivors and their families. M.D. News Case history experiences blend with tips and discussions and of the latest and possibly forthcoming new treatments, offering families and survivors a positive survey. Midwest Book Review Compassionate guide. Stroke Connection Magazine An excellent resource for people with stroke, their loved ones, and any one interested in stroke recovery and prevention. -- Forence A. Denby, MS Doody's Review Service (3 stars) A book about strokes might seem tiresome, but Life After Stroke has a heart and soul of its own... an excellent tool for nurses who work with stroke patients. -- Terry Ratner, RN, MFA Nursing Spectrum Very readable and engaging... a good reference source for nonprofessionals -- Victor A. Colotla PsycCRITIQUES Unique in its focus. The Sharon Advocate Clear, concise, and a joy to read because it's easy to understand. More importantly, it could save your life. -- Mary Beth Regan The Sun Archive An invaluable resource for survivors and their families. AAP Newsletter

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This book may help you navigate the sometimes confusing corridors of medicine to empower you to take control of your health or that of your loved one. Read it and learn, and then discuss it with your physician. Between your involved interest, what you discover here, and your doctor's expertise, your or your loved one's recovery lies in very good hands indeed. -- Robert J. Wityk, M.D., from the foreword

Long Description

In this compassionate guide, three expert physicians who treat people with stroke describe how to navigate the path to recovery. Their practical advice on treatment, rehabilitation, and lifestyle changes is also designed to help prevent another stroke.Drs. Stein, Silver, and Frates begin by explaining how stroke occurs and what happens when different parts of the brain are injured. They describe diagnostic tools such as CT scans and MRIs as well as medications used to prevent and treat stroke, and they explain in detail how stroke survivors can heal optimally. They also set out plans to help survivors reduce the risk of another stroke, including the Stroke Savvy Exercise Plan and Stroke Savvy Diet Plan.Relating patients' experiences and bringing readers up to date on promising new treatments, Life After Stroke offers hope to stroke survivors and their families.

Review Text

""An invaluable resource for survivors and their families.""

Review Quote

"Very readable and engaging... a good reference source for nonprofessionals" -- Victor A. Colotla, PsycCRITIQUES

Details ISBN0801883636 Author Julie K. Silver Short Title LIFE AFTER STROKE Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press Language English ISBN-10 0801883636 ISBN-13 9780801883637 Media Book Format Hardcover DEWEY 616.81 Year 2006 Imprint Johns Hopkins University Press Subtitle The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke Place of Publication Baltimore, MD Country of Publication United States Edition 1st Audience Age 18 Residence US DOI 10.1604/9780801883637 NZ Release Date 2006-07-17 US Release Date 2006-07-17 UK Release Date 2006-07-17 Pages 360 Series A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book Publication Date 2006-07-17 Alternative 9780801883644 Illustrations 11 Line drawings, black and white; 8 Halftones, black and white Audience General AU Release Date 2006-05-14
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