About the book
Stroke is the third common cause of mortality or morbidity across the globe. Researchers are trying to identify causation as well as risk factors behind this dreaded disease. Aim is not only to minimize mortality associated with it but also to improve the quality of life in survivors. There is possibility that control of risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, smoking and other may lead to reduction in its incidence. Newer vista in investigation such as MRI and its different sequences and blood flow study to brain apart from better understanding of pathophysiology leads to early diagnosis which is vital in reducing disabilities. Early recognition of disease by community dwellers and rapid transport to a hospital with dedicated stroke care set up is vital, Interventional angiographic management and surgical management of the disease is an upcoming field. Rehabilitation in survivors both during acute phase in hospital and later on at home needs to be organised through a multidisciplinary team so that stroke victim can be put to his work at the earliest. Ischemic stroke is practice field for paramedics, clinicians, researchers and community professionals.