Stroke Prevention and Treatment is recently released one comes with all the basic essential concepts that we need to know really when its comes to stroke management and prevention.
Since the first edition of this book was published in 2005, the global burden of stroke has continued to rise. The number of new strokes each year, alive stroke survivors, disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) lost to stroke annually, and stroke-related deaths per year have increased, despite stable or mildly declining ageadjusted stroke incidence rates and improved outcomes among individuals experiencing stroke. The increase in overall stroke numbers, despite reductions in rates, reflects global population growth, increasing life expectancy, ageing of populations in developed countries, and heightened risks of non-communicable disease in the developing world – and signals an ongoing need for this volume. The reduction in rates reflects improved prevention and treatment of stroke, which has coincided with the development, rigorous evaluation, and implementation into practice of an expanding array of effective treatments – testament to the success of the collaborative, international accumulation of evidence to support best stroke care practices collated herein.
In this second edition of Stroke Prevention and Treatment we aim to update stroke clinicians and practitioners with the optimal evidence for strategies and interventions to treat stroke and prevent first and recurrent stroke. Where available, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews of RCTs of the interventions are described and sourced predominantly from the Cochrane Library.
We have assembled an international panel of leading experts who have kindly and generously contributed chapters in their field of expertise. We trust that you will enjoy, and be enlightened by, their appraisal of the best available evidence and their interpretatio of its implications for clinical practice and future research. We are also grateful to John Wiley and Sons Limited for granting permission to reproduce the forest plot figures from the Cochrane Library.