American Heart Association Family Guide to Strokes: Treatment, Recovery, Prevention

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If you or someone you know has had a stroke, you need information. The American Heart Association Family Guide to Stroke will give you the facts you need to make the most informed health-care choices. It will also give you the confidence and reassurance that there is a lot you can do to recover from this devastating event.

The American Heart Association Family Guide to Stroke explains all the exciting new developments in treatment, recovery, and prevention. In clear, accessible language, it discusses the causes of stroke, those at risk, the warning signs, and how stroke is diagnosed. It offers practical guidance on coping with life after stroke, in both the short and the long term, and reviews the most up-to-date medical treatments and rehabilitation techniques that can help stroke survivors get a fresh start. This reassuring sourcebook will help you:
-- Spot the five warning signs of a stroke -- and get immediate medical aid to improve the chances of a full recovery
-- Find out whether you're at risk for a stroke and change your lifestyle to help prevent a first or second stroke
-- Receive the most effective and up-to-date treatment available, including medications, surgery, and psychological counseling
-- Get the most out of rehabilitation in the hospital and at home
-- Involve the whole family in coping with the physical and psychological issues of recovery
-- Tap into a support network of resources for stroke survivors and their families.

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The American Heart Association is the nation's premier authority on heart health and stroke. The organization has authored a bestselling library of cookbooks and guides, including the AHA Cookbook, 5th Edition; the AHA Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook; the AHA Low-Salt Cookbook; the AlIA Fat and Cholesterol Counter; and the AHA Kids' Cookbook. The AHA's national headquarters is in Dallas.

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Strokes affect nearly a half million Americans each year. This guide is intended to help stroke survivors and their families understand what causes strokes and how to help prevent recurrence and enhance recovery. The book describes with a minimum of technical jargon the different types of stroke, risk factors that can and cannot be controlled (smoking vs. age, for example), diagnostic procedures used to determine treatment, and rehabilitation. Nearly half the book is devoted to living with residual disabilities. This is a good book, but an additional source for practical tips on home care is James Toole and Janice Frye-Pierson's Stroke: A Guide for Patient and Family (Raven, 1987. o.p.). Recommended for health collections.
- Anne Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp. Lib., N.Y.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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