Neurology - Clinical
Stroke is the premier neurologic disease. It is the third leading cause of death and a major cause of adult disability. It is estimated that there are 500,000 strokes, 150,000 stroke deaths, and 3 million stroke survivors each year in the United States. About 31% of stroke victims are dependent in their activities of daily living. Furthermore, billions of dollars are spent on stroke worldwide, and the total cost of stroke in the United States is estimated at $30 billion.
The Atlas of Cerebrovascular Disease addresses all of the facets and complexities of stroke risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment in the 1990s in an easily digestible format that emphasizes illustrative displays with brief, understandable textual commentary. There is information on the latest advances in stroke diagnosis and treatment, as well as discussions of a diverse spectrum of topics including atherosclerotic and nonatherosclerotic stroke mechanisms. The emphasis is on the practical application of information for diagnosis and treatment