Chapter 1. Stroke: An Overview

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief7,8,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head9,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head10 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director11,12
  1. Christopher Li-Hsian Chen MD, PhD Senior Clinician Scientist Associate Professor Associate Staff (Senior Consultant Neurologist)1,2,3 and
  2. Chung Y. Hsu MD, PhD Chair Professor Advisory Attending Physician Chief Executive Officer4,5,6

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch1

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Li-Hsian Chen, C. and Hsu, C. Y. (2009) Stroke: An Overview, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 7

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 8

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 9

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 10

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 11

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 12

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Biomedical & National Medical Research Councils, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  2. 2

    Dept of Pharmacology, National University Hospital, Singapore

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore

  4. 4

    Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Research, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

  5. 5

    China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

  6. 6

    China Medical University, Health Care System, Taichung, Taiwan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • stroke - major global health burden;
  • stroke origin - ischemic or haemorrhagic origin;
  • stroke - causing disability in adults and second most death cause;
  • stroke mortality and incidence decline - in developed countries;
  • stroke reduction - primary and secondary prevention strategies implementation;
  • intracerebral hemorrhage and intracranial atherosclerosis incidence in non-white populations;
  • stroke - most common disease managed by neurologists;
  • stroke types - epidemiology and pathophysiology