Chapter 9. Ischaemic Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack

  1. Nils Erik Gilhus MD, PhD Professor28,
  2. Michael P. Barnes MD, FRCP Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation Medical Director29 and
  3. Michael Brainin MD Professor30
  1. P. A. Ringleb1,
  2. M.-G. Bousser2,
  3. G. Ford3,
  4. P. Bath4,
  5. M. Brainin MD Professor30,
  6. V. Caso5,
  7. Á. Cervera6,
  8. A.l Chamorro6,
  9. Charlotte Cordonnier7,
  10. L. Csiba8,
  11. A. Davalos6,
  12. H.-C. Diener9,
  13. J. Ferro10,
  14. W. Hacke1,
  15. M. Hennerici11,
  16. M. Kaste12,
  17. P. Langhorne13,
  18. K. Lees13,
  19. D. Leys7,
  20. J. Lodder14,
  21. H. S. Markus15,
  22. J.-L. Mas2,
  23. H. P. Mattle16,
  24. K. Muir13,
  25. B. Norrving17,
  26. V. Obach6,
  27. S. Paolucci18,
  28. E. B. Ringelstein19,
  29. P. D. Schellinger20,
  30. J. Sivenius21,
  31. V. Skvortsova22,
  32. K. Stibrant Sunnerhagen23,
  33. L. Thomassen24,
  34. D. Toni18,
  35. R.r von Kummer25,
  36. N. Gunnar Wahlgren26,
  37. M. F. Walker27 and
  38. J. Wardlaw4

Published Online: 6 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328394.ch9

European Handbook of Neurological Management, Second Edition, Volume 1, Second Edition

European Handbook of Neurological Management, Second Edition, Volume 1, Second Edition

How to Cite

Gilhus, N. E., Barnes, M. P. and Brainin, M. (2010) Ischaemic Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack, in European Handbook of Neurological Management, Second Edition, Volume 1, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328394.ch9

Author Information

  1. 28

    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen and Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

  2. 29

    University of Newcastle, Hunters Moor Neurorehabilitation Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  3. 30

    Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, and Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Donau-Universität Krems, Department of Neurology, Landesklinikum Donauregion Tulln Tulln, Austria

Author Information

  1. 1

    Heidelberg, Germany

  2. 2

    Paris, France

  3. 3

    Newcastle, UK

  4. 4

    Nottingham, UK

  5. 5

    Perugia, Italy

  6. 6

    Barcelona, Spain

  7. 7

    Lille, France

  8. 8

    Debrecen, Hungary

  9. 9

    Essen, Germany

  10. 10

    Lisbon, Portugal

  11. 11

    Mannheim, Germany

  12. 12

    Helsinki, Finland

  13. 13

    Glasgow, UK

  14. 14

    Maastricht, The Netherlands

  15. 15

    London, UK

  16. 16

    Bern, Switzerland

  17. 17

    Lund, Sweden

  18. 18

    Rome, Italy

  19. 19

    Münster, Germany

  20. 20

    Erlangen, Germany

  21. 21

    Kuopio, Finland

  22. 22

    Moscow, Russia

  23. 23

    Göteborg, Sweden

  24. 24

    Bergen, Norway

  25. 25

    Dresden, Germany

  26. 26

    Stockholm, Sweden

  27. 27

    Edinburgh, UK

  28. 30

    Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, and Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Donau-Universität Krems, Department of Neurology, Landesklinikum Donauregion Tulln Tulln, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185332

Online ISBN: 9781444328394

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Keywords:

  • major neurological diseases - ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attack;
  • ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) - now considered to be a single entity;
  • updated Helsingborg Declaration - focusing on standards of stroke care and research needs in Europe;
  • stroke awareness, depending on demographic and socio-cultural factors - and on personal medical knowledge;
  • referral and patient transfer;
  • education, directed to paramedics and emergency department (ED) staff - to improve accuracy of stroke identification;
  • stroke unit care;
  • CE-MRA, most sensitive and specific non-invasive imaging modality - for carotid artery stenosis;
  • cardiac and ECG abnormalities - common in acute stroke patients;
  • cognitive deficits, following stroke - and impact on quality of life

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Preface

  • Introduction

  • Public awareness and education

  • Referral and patient transfer

  • Emergency management

  • Stroke services and stroke units

  • Diagnostics

  • Primary prevention

  • Secondary prevention

  • General stroke treatment

  • Specifict reatment

  • Prevention and management of complications

  • Rehabilitation

  • Appendix

  • Glossary

  • References