Part of the "What Do I Do Now?" series, Cerebrovascular Disease a case-based approach to cover common and important topics in the examination, investigation, and management of stroke, embolism, thrombosis, hemorrhage, and other critical presentations of cerebrovascular disease. Each chapter provides a discussion of the diagnosis, key points to remember, and selected references for further reading. For this edition, all cases and references have been updated and new cases have been added including: Ischemic stroke in cancer, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), primary angiitis of the central nervous system, symptomatic spinal vascular malformation, anoxic brain injury, and vascular dementia. Cerebrovascular Disease is an engaging collection of thought-provoking cases which clinicians can utilize when they encounter difficult patients. The volume is also a self-assessment tool that tests the reader's ability to answer the question, "What do I do now?"
Ji Y.Chong is an Assistant Professor of Neurology, the Chief of Neurology and Director of the Stroke Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital in New York, New York. Michael P. Lerario, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens in New York.
1. Treatment of Acute Right-sided Weakness 2. Large Vessel Occlusion 3. Masquerade 4. Improving Symptoms 5. Progressive Quadriplegia 6. Malignant Edema 7. To Treat or Not to Treat (Blood Pressure) 8. Unidentified Bright Objects 9. Detected Bruit 10. Small Vessel Disease 11. Obstructed Flow 12. Aphasia and Atherosclerosis 13. A New Arrhythmia 14. Arch Disease 15. Hole in my Heart 16. Investigating the Occult 17. A Horner's Syndrome following Trauma 18. Young Adult with Headache and Blurred Vision 19. Cancer and Coagulopathy 20. Fevers in a Patient with Valve Replacement 21. Seeing Jellyfish 22. Driving is a Headache 23. Puff of Smoke 24. Thunderclap Headache 25. Hypertension and Confusion 26. A Protean Presentation 27. Can I Go Home Now? 28. Cardiac Arrest 29. A Sickle Pickle 30. Numbness While on Anticoagulation 31. Hemorrhage in a Patient with Dementia 32. An Unusual Hemorrhage 33. Recurrent Headaches 34. Progressive Gait Dysfunction 35. Worst Headache of Her Life 36. An Incidental Finding 37. Forget About It 38. Seizures, Sadness, and Spasticity