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Life After Stroke

Paperback
, 360 pages

8 halftones, 11 line drawings

ISBN:
9780801883644
April 2006
List price:$24.95
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Life After Stroke

The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke

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.

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.

"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."

"An excellent resource for people with stroke, their loved ones, and any one interested in stroke recovery and prevention."

"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."

"Very readable and engaging... a good reference source for nonprofessionals"

"Unique in its focus."

"Clear, concise, and a joy to read because it's easy to understand. More importantly, it could save your life."

"An invaluable resource for survivors and their families."

"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."

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