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Book Reviews
October 2008

Acute Ischemic Stroke

Arch Neurol. 2008;65(10):1393-1394. doi:10.1001/archneur.65.10.1393

Ischemic stroke comprises more than 80% of all strokes, making it a huge public health problem in the United States and worldwide. Thankfully, our understanding of and possible treatments for this all too common event have improved during the last decade and continue to improve. Research in ischemic stroke is accelerating and treatment options are expanding. Keeping up is hard enough for the dedicated stroke neurologist, let alone for the general neurologist in practice, neurology residents, and the growing group of hospitalists who care for most of these stroke patients. These groups would seem the appropriate readership targeted by the new book Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Evidence-Based Approach, published late in 2007 and edited and written by David M. Greer and his colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital and a few other locations.

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