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Complications of Acute Stroke: A Concise Guide to Prevention, Recognition, and Management

by Reza Behrouz and Lee A. Birnbaum Demos Medical
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Pbk 299 pages
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Awareness and preparedness for potential complications in the aftermath of acute stroke is as important as initial treatment to achieve good clinical outcomes. Complications of Acute Stroke: A Concise Guide to Prevention, Recognition, and Management is the first book to focus exclusively on specific post-acute stroke complications that require timely and urgent attention. This practical, evidence-based guide is written for clinicians who provide in-hospital care to stroke patients and covers the broad range of medical and neurological issues that may manifest in the first 24 to 72 hours following ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.

This book will assist neurologists, neurosurgeons, intensivists, hospitalists, and other team members in the optimal management of acute stroke patients. It provides a roadmap for assessing risk and monitoring, recognizing, and managing emergent problems that can lead to neurological deterioration or worsening. Chapters by specialists on the frontlines are formatted with structured headings that detail pathophysiology, preventive measures, identification, and management strategies. For quick and targeted reference at the point of care, boxed “Key Points ”, tables, flowcharts or algorithms, and associated imaging are also included.

Key Features:

  • Practical guide to identify complications in acute stroke patients
  • Easy to understand description of the pathophysiology underlying various complications
  • Structured format for quick access to essential content
  • Three-pillar approach of prevention, recognition, and effective management
  • Detailed prevention strategies and treatment interventions for each complication
  • Includes free digital access to the book on your mobile devices or computer


1. Complications of Acute Stroke: An Introduction

a. Réza Behrouz and Lee A. Birnbaum

2. Worsening of Cerebral Ischemic Infarction

a. Hazem Shoirah, Christeena Kurian, Laura Stein, and Johanna T. Fifi

3. Expansion of Intracerebral Hemorrhage

a. Vignan Yogendrakumar, Joshua N. Goldstein, and Dar Dowlatshahi

4. Cerebral Edema in Stroke

a. Niraj A. Arora and Kristine H. O'Phelan

5. Post-Thrombolysis Hemorrhage and Hemorrhagic Transformation of Cerebral Infarction

a. Juan Goyanes and Lucas Elijovich

6. Endovascular and Post-Procedural Complications

a. Lee A. Birnbaum, Justin Mascitelli, and Cameron McDougall

7. Reperfusion Injury in Ischemic Stroke

a. Pablo Coss and Shaheryar Hafeez

8. Stroke-Related Seizures

a. Bilal Butt, Stefania Maraka, and Christos Lazaridis

9. Re-Bleeding, Vasospasm, and Hydrocephalus After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

a. Mohammed Aref and A. Samy Youssef

10. Complications of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

a. Jessica D. Lee

11. Delirium After Acute Stroke

a. Eugene L. Scharf and Alejandro A. Rabinstein

12. Cardiac Complications After Acute Stroke

a. Brian Silver

13. Pulmonary Complications After Acute Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke

a. Daniel Agustin Godoy and Ali Seifi

14. Metabolic Complications After Acute Stroke

a. Kanita Beba Abadal and Katharina M. Busl

15. Post-Stroke Infections

a. Réza Behrouz