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Book and Media Reviews
November 16, 2011

Hypertension and Stroke: Pathophysiology and Management

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Author Affiliations: Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, Henry Ford Hospital; and Department of Neurology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (

JAMA. 2011;306(19):2160-2161. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1681

The first question that came to mind when I saw Hypertension and Stroke was if a book as specific as this one is really needed. To focus at book length on a single risk factor, even for a disease as prevalent and lethal as stroke, seemed too much. It might be more appropriate as another chapter in a general stroke textbook. However, the more I delved into this issue by reading this book, the more I realized the reasoning behind publishing it and appreciated the effort made by the authors.

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