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Obviously, a comprehensive review of the current status of cerebrovascular disease is not possible in 100 pages. This book is rather a series of articles, originally published in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases in 1980; these articles were devoted almost entirely to transient brain ischemia. Facets of the subject are covered well although not always equally. For example, the subject of carotid endarterectomy is covered fully, while the subject of extracranial-intracranial surgical bypass procedures is discussed somewhat sketchily. An especially provocative chapter is one regarding the use of prompt endarterectomy in sudden neurologic deficits, either progressing stroke or "crescendo" transient ischemic attacks. On the other hand, the chapter on the medical management of transient ischemic attacks, while reviewing all of the important investigations in a briskly efficient manner, suffers a little from the lack of a more dogmatic statement of the authors' own recommendations for management. In all of the chapters
Rodnitzky RI, Taylor JR. Current Concepts in Cerebrovascular Disease. Arch Neurol. 1981;38(12):786. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archneur.1981.00510120086022
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