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Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke.

LIFE AFTER STROKE: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke.

JOEL STEIN, JULIE SILVER, AND ELIZABETH PEGG FRATES

Cardiovascular disease is on the rise in both elderly and young people. Professionals commonly refer to strokes as brain attacks because they have origins similar to those of a heart attack. However, the brain is a much more complex organ than the heart and not as readily treated. In this book, the authors--all physicians specializing in rehabilitation medicine--educate people who have had strokes and their caregivers about the causes of this disease as well as the steps to be taken toward rehabilitation. The text describes the various types of strokes, their immediate symptoms, and their effects on physical and mental functioning. The authors also discuss how stroke patients can best interact with doctors and other caregivers during rehabilitation and what medications are available for treatment. Johns Hopkins, 2006, 337 p., paperback, b&w illus., $18.95.
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Date:Jun 24, 2006
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