What is stroke?The underlying cause of strokeThe changing names for strokeDefinition of stroke and transient ischaemic attackOld definition of strokeNew definition of strokeTransient ischaemic attack'The need to act quickly'Other definitions and namesFurther readingHow common is stroke?Stroke incidenceStroke prevalenceOutcome of strokePriorities for strokeFurther readingWho gets strokes?Risk factors for strokeStroke is largely a preventable diseaseHigh blood pressureCigarette smokingAtrial fibrillationDiabetes mellitusCholesterolObesityPhysical inactivityStress and depressionAlcoholSymptomatic vascular diseaseCarotid stenosisFibrinogenRecreational drug useStrokes due to medical management or treatmentFurther readingThe causes of strokeIschaemic strokeLarge-vessel diseaseCardio-embolic diseaseSmall-vessel diseaseIntracerebral haemorrhageOther causesInherited causesStrokes in childrenStrokes in young adults (16-60 years)Stroke in pregnancyVenous sinus thrombosisPatent foramen ovaleFurther readingTreatment of strokeRecognizing stroke quickly'Time is brain'Emergency treatment of strokeCare at homeEmergency stroke pathwayIs it a stroke?Stroke mimicsIschaemic stroke or intracerebral haemorrhage?What can be done immediately?Ischaemic strokeNeurointerventional treatmentThe Cochrane LibrarySurgical treatment for ischaemic strokeIntracerebral haemorrhageAdmission to the stroke unitWhy has this person had a stroke?Further readingRehabilitation after strokeStroke impairmentTotal anterior circulation infarct (TACI)Aphasia and dysphasiaPartial anterior circulation infarctsMajor impairments arising from PACI or TACI strokesDifferent types of aphasiaBroca's aphasiaGlobal aphasiaLacunar infarction (LACI)Lacunar syndromesPosterior circulation infarct (POCI)Symptoms due to haemorrhagic strokeOther comments on the impairments arising from strokeRehabilitation after strokeSuccessful stroke rehabilitationHow does rehabilitation work?PhysiotherapyMovement Science (Motor Relearning)Medical careNursingSpeech therapy/speech pathologyOccupational therapySocial workClinical psychologyTeam workDischarge planningFurther readingLiving after strokeEarly problemsDifficulty swallowingIncontinenceDepressionLater problemsMemory and cognitive problemsSex after strokeSupport after strokeFurther readingPrevention of strokePreventing vascular disease in low-risk asymptomatic peoplePreventing vascular disease in high-risk asymptomatic peopleSecondary prevention of strokeAdditional secondary prevention measures for ischaemic strokeAntithrombotic treatmentAntithrombotic treatment in the absence of atrial fibrillationCholesterol loweringCarotid interventionCarotid interventions for asymptomatic peopleCarotid intervention for symptomatic individualsSummaryFurther reading
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