Download e-book for iPad: ABC of Stroke by Jonathan Mant, Marion F. Walker

By Jonathan Mant, Marion F. Walker

ISBN-10: 1444397796

ISBN-13: 9781444397796

Stroke is the most typical reason for grownup incapacity and is of accelerating value inside growing older populations.

This fresh identify within the ABC sequence covers the complete sufferer trip, from prevention via to long term help. It contains fundamental prevention and administration of probability elements for stroke and secondary prevention together with pharmaceutical, way of life and surgical intervention. the overall ideas of stroke rehabilitation also are addressed in addition to mobility, verbal exchange and mental difficulties, as is stroke in more youthful humans. It additionally covers long term help for stroke survivors and their carers.

This is a useful and sensible advisor to all elements of stroke for either well-being care execs and lay audiences. it's of specific relevance to normal practitioners, junior medical professionals, nurses and therapists operating with stroke sufferers and their...

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Differences in lifestyle are associated with substantial differences in cardiovascular risk. 5 times higher risk of having a stroke than a non-smoker Reducing salt consumption from 10 g to 5 g a day (equivalent of a teaspoon of salt) will reduce blood pressure by about 5 mmHg. 1 A healthy well-balanced diet. 2 Lifestyle modification to lower cardiovascular risk Diet Restrict total fat intake (to 30% or less of total energy intake) Replace saturated fats with monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day Eat at least two portions of fish per week, including an oily fish (salmon, trout, herring, pilchards, sardines, fresh tuna) Reduce salt intake Weight loss if overweight or obese Physical activity Moderate physical activity (sufficient to become slightly breathless) for 20–30 minutes daily Alcohol consumption Keep within recognised safe drinking limits: 3–4 units per day for men; 2–3 units per day for women Avoid binge drinking Smoking cessation Can be facilitated by pharmacological agents and psychological support Sources: The National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care.

Advances in brain imaging such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) have provided insights into how the brain can relearn functions initially lost after a stroke, and have provided grounds for greater therapeutic optimism than was the case in the past, when it was perhaps assumed that the adult brain had limited ‘plasticity’; that is, it was unable to use different parts to take over functions lost following stroke. Further Reading Donnan GA, Fisher M, Macleod M, Davis SM. Stroke. Lancet 2008;371:1612–23.

In most cases these are ‘benign’, such as migraine and syncope, and in many cases no clear diagnosis is made. 3 shows diagnoses made by specialists in 317 patients referred by a general practitioner with possible TIA during the Oxford Community Stroke Project who turned out not to have a TIA. 3 Non-TIA diagnoses made in patients referred as possible TIA. Source: Dennis MS, Bamford JM, Sandercock PAG, Warlow CP. Incidence of transient ischaemic attacks in Oxfordshire, England. 1). Specific investigations to identify possible sources of embolism include ECG (in particular looking for atrial fibrillation) and echocardiography.

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