Transient Ischemic Attacks

Transient Ischemic Attacks

Editor(s): Seemant Chaturvedi, Steven R. Levine

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405120593

Online ISBN: 9780470988442

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988442

About this Book

This book was born from the synthesis of the rapidly proliferating field of cerebrovascular disease research, excitement about effective new imaging and therapeutic strategies, and the need to timely educate clinicians about the changing playing field for a common, serious and expensive syndrome - transient ischemic attacks (TIA). TIAs can now stand on their own as an important, and, at times, unique aspect of symptomatic cerebrovascular disease, distinct enough to warrant a textbook in its own right. With new information on a worrisome and serious natural history, growing knowledge of risk factors and their management, sophisticated neuroimaging techniques, and a broadening armamentarium of therapeutic approaches, the clinician is now faced with multiple levels of decision making. Does one admit the patient with a recent TIA to the hospital? What are the optimal imaging and diagnostic strategies? What antiplatelet agent to use? What is the role for surgery and interventional techniques? How do I optimally control associated risk factors? This book serves to provide the most current information to help guide clinicians through the best decisions to care for their patients, using evidence-based recommendations when available and expert opinion when no good data exist.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Clinical Background

  2. Part II: Diagnostic Studies

    1. Chapter 9

      Coagulation Studies (pages 214–231)

      Karen Furie, Peter J. Kelly and J. Philip Kistler

  3. Part III: Medical Therapy

    1. Chapter 11

      Role of Oral Anticoagulants (pages 253–263)

      Richard K. T. Chan, Seemant Chaturvedi and Patrick Pullicino

    2. Chapter 14

      Hypertension Treatment (pages 309–329)

      John M. Flack, Neel Patel, Vishal Mehra and Samar Nasser

    3. Chapter 15

      Other Medical Therapies (pages 330–347)

      Bradley S. Jacobs, Mar Castellanos and Ramesh Madhavan

  4. Part IV: Surgical and Interventional Treatments and Cost-Effectiveness

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