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August 1983

Transient Ischemic Attacks, vol 3 in Science and Practice of Surgery

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(8):530. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04210070070027

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This book is dedicated to the consideration of the transient ischemic attack. There is general agreement that the transient ischemic attack is the harbinger of enduring stroke or brain infarction in some 20% to 40% of patients who suffer these events. That is a cause for concern among patients who experience the muchpublicized symptoms. Despite the vast medical literature regarding ischemic attacks, there remains considerable disagreement as to how to proceed with their management and treatment.

Warlow, a neurologist, and Morris, a surgeon, both from Oxford (England) University, write from their own experience and include the works of other well known workers in this field. Allowing for the multiple authorship, this book is generally well balanced and there is little repetition.

The initial chapters consider the epidemiology and pathogenesis of ischemic attacks. They are followed by a discussion of atherosclerosis of the arteries to the eye and brain and the

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