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September 1991

Avances y Controversias en el Diagnóstico y en el Tratamiento de la Pathologia Vascular Cerebral Isquémica

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Iowa City, Iowa

Arch Neurol. 1991;48(9):897-898. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530210023006

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This volume represents a complication of papers presented at the International Symposium on Ischemic Cerebrovascular Pathology held by the Societat Catalana de Neurología in Tarragona, Spain, in 1989.

The volume opens, with the only chapter written in English, on selected aspects of human and experimental stroke. Subsequent chapters contain a number of relevant topics related to diagnostic, pathologic, and therapeutic aspects of ischemic cerebrovascular disease. There are interesting contributions on the local and regional strategies regarding care services for patients with acute stroke. Another chapter summarizes a discussion on vascular dementias and brain-heart interactions.

The book is well written, easy to read, and most sections are clearly organized and referenced. Although much of the information presented is well known, the chapters serve as useful review. Overall, controversial points are presented in a well-balanced manner. Like many published reports of conference proceedings, this volume suffers from an uneven quality of the

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