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December 23/30, 1998

Cerebrovascular DiseaseCerebrovascular Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management, vols 1 and 2,

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Myron D. Ginsberg and Julien Bogousslavsky, 2185 pp, with illus, $395, ISBN 0-86542-425-X, Malden, Mass, Blackwell Science, 1998.

JAMA. 1998;280(24):2129. doi:10.1001/jama.280.24.2129-JBK1223-3-1

Approximately 500,000 strokes occur annually in the United States, 30% of which result in death. As the population ages, the number of persons having a stroke is likely to increase further, underscoring the importance of the subject to physicians.

The management of patients with cerebrovascular disease has changed remarkably in the last few years, with recent advances in understanding of the underlying pathophysiology and the development of new therapeutic strategies. In consequence, the management of acute stroke has become more bewildering and, at the same time, often necessitates immediate intervention if significant disability is to be avoided.

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