According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stroke kills nearly 130,000 Americans each year—one out of every 18 deaths— making stroke the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Stroke is also a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Its effects include a broad range of cognitive and physical problems, such as speech and communication diffi culties, dementia, muscle spasticity and weakness, balance problems, and incontinence. Early recognition of stroke symptoms and prompt medical attention can help patients achieve better outcomes. In addition, many strokes can be prevented through lifestyle changes that address underlying risk factors.
Stroke Sourcebook, 4th Edition
Stroke Sourcebook, 4th Edition, provides information about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of stroke. It describes the different types of stroke, identifies stroke risk factors, and provides information on stroke diagnosis and treatment and post-stroke complications.
- facts about the types of stroke, including ischemic and hemorrhagic
- recognizing and treating stroke and suggestions on stroke prevention
- a glossary of terms related to stroke
- a directory of resources for additional information for further help and information
Available Online and in Print
Stroke Sourcebook, Fourth Edition, is available online as part of your print purchase. Find out more at www.omnigraphics.com.