The Heart and Stroke : exploring mutual cerebrovascular and cardiovascular issues


    • Furlan, A. J


The Heart and Stroke : exploring mutual cerebrovascular and cardiovascular issues

edited by A.J. Furlan

(Clinical medicine and the nervous system)

Springer-Verlag, c1987

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Includes bibliography and index



Heart and brain interaction is an increasingly vital area of clinical investigation. This is the most comprehensive review of the subject available, presented by internationally recognized authorities in the field. The book offers extensive coverage of cardioembolic stroke, including a brand new contribution on the mechanism of hemorrhagic infarction. Controversial topics such as anticoagulation, combined carotid and coronary surgery and screening for silent coronary disease are covered. Also included are a comprehensive review of the cardiovascular/neurobiological role of the central nervous system in hypertension and sudden death, and a practical approach to the patient with syncope. This integrated, topical presentation makes essential reading for neurologists, cardiologists, internists and anyone caring for patients with stroke or cardiac disease.


Section A Cardioembolic Stroke.- 1 The History of Cerebral Embolism and Hemorrhagic Infarction.- 2 Observations on Brain Embolism with Special Reference to Hemorrhagic Infarction.- 3 Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Cardioembolic Brain Infarction.- 4 Cardioembolic Sources of Stroke.- 5 Cerebral Ischemia with Mitral Valve Prolapse and Mitral Annulus Calcification.- 6 Infarct of Unclear Cause.- 7 Prevention and Treatment of Cardioembolic Stroke.- 8 Cardioactive Drugs in Cerebrovascular Disease.- Section B Cardiovascular Neurobiology.- 9 Role of the Central Nervous System in Cardiovascular Regulation.- 10 Cardiac Dysfunction Following Stroke.- 11 Are Heart Attacks Really Brain Attacks?.- Section C Global Brain Ischemia.- 12 Anoxic Encephalopathy Following Resuscitation from Cardiopulmonary Arrest.- 13 Orthostatic Hypotension: Circulatory Dynamics and Clinical Spectrum.- 14 Syncope: A Practical Diagnostic Approach.- Section D Stroke and Open Heart Surgery.- 15 Central Nervous System Complications Related to Open Heart Surgery.- 16 Management of Coexistent Carotid and Coronary Artery Disease: A Surgical Viewpoint.- 17 Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Disease in Patients Undergoing Open Heart Surgery: A Neurologic Viewpoint.- Section E Epidemiology and Risk Factors.- 18 Risk Factor Interaction in Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.- 19 Detection of Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with Cerebrovascular Disease.

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