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Life After Stroke

The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke

Joel Stein, M.D., Julie Silver, M.D., and Elizabeth Pegg Frates, M.D.
foreword by Robert J. Wityk, M.D.

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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…

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.

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Life After Stroke

Joel Stein, M.D., Julie Silver, M.D., and Elizabeth Pegg Frates, M.D.
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Clear, concise and a joy to read because it's easy to understand. More importantly, it could save your life.

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.

Designed to help readers understand what causes stroke and how it impacts survivors and their families.

Case history experiences blend with tips and discussions and of the latest and possibly forthcoming new treatments, offering families and survivors a positive survey.

Compassionate guide.

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9
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360
ISBN
9780801883644
Illustration Description
8 halftones, 11 line drawings
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

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
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Joel Stein, M.D.

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.
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Julie K. Silver, MD

Julie K. Silver, M.D., is the medical director of one of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital's outpatient centers, located in Framingham, Massachusetts. This center is the home of an oncology rehabilitation program that Dr. Silver directs called RESTORE (www.cancer-rehab.org), which focuses on helping cancer survivors to physically heal. Dr. Silver is also an assistant professor of physical medicine...
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