The new third edition of Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders provides a modern clinical approach to managing stroke and other cerebrovascular problems in infants, children, and adolescents. Incorporating data from important clinical trials and case series, recommendations from the American Heart Association evidence-based paper on the management of pediatric stroke, and the latest information on new diagnostic techniques, the book offers a comprehensive analysis of the current thinking and practice by three physicians who have vast clinical experience in this challenging field. The third edition of this classic work has been completely updated and rewritten to reflect current science and practice. Covering occurrence, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment, this integrated state-of-the-art text is essential reading for anyone involved in the care of children with suspected stroke or other cerebrovascular abnormalities.
The third edition of this classic work has been completely updated and rewritten to reflect current science and practice. An extensive, entirely new chapter on treatment provides specific guidance on when to use antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, and thrombolytic agents in children and also includes a section on neurorehabilitation after stroke. An expanded and thoroughly updated diagnostic approach chapter covers the latest applications in stroke imaging such as computed tomography angiography, diffusion weighted MRI, and perfusion CT. The first chapter stresses the etiology and pathophysiology of childhood stroke as the basis for evaluations and treatment.
Features of Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders, Third Edition Include:
Comprehensive in scope: detailed analysis of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of cerebrovascular disorders in children with many evidence-based management guidelines
The third edition has been updated to include recommendations from the AHA consensus guidelines
All chapters in the third edition have been revised and updated
An extensive, entirely new chapter on treatment provides specific guidance on when to use antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, and thrombolytic agents in children
Stresses the etiology and pathophysiology of childhood stroke as the basis for evaluation and treatment
Maintains the practical, clinical flavor established in previous editions, with numerous illustrations and useful suggestions for patient care
Written by internationally known stroke experts: Dr. Roach chaired the AHA panel that produced the consensus guidelines on childhood stroke and Drs. Lo and Heyer have published extensively on stroke and related topics
Preface to the Third Edition; Chapter 1: Epidemiology of Pediatric Stroke; Chapter 2: Cerebrovascular Development and Normal Anatomy; Chapter 3: Signs and Symptoms Cerebrovascular Dysfunction; Chapter 4: Diagnostic Evaluation of Cerebrovascular Disorders; Chapter 5: Cerebral Embolism in Children; Chapter 6: Hematologic Disorders and Stroke; Chapter 7: Coagulation Disorders and Stroke; Chapter 8: Moyamoya and Other Vasculopathies; Chapter 9: Inflammatory Angiopathies and Stroke; Chapter 10: Migraine and Vasospasm; Chapter 11: Intracerebral Hemorrhage; Chapter 12: Aneurysm and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; Chapter 13: Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations; Chapter 14: Intracranial Venous Anomalies; Chapter 15: Traumatic Cerebrovascular Disorders; Chapter 16: Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis; Chapter 17: Neonatal Cerebrovascular Disorders; Chapter 18: Vascular Disease of the Spinal Cord; Chapter 19: Genetic Disorders and Stroke; Chapter 20: Treatment of Cerebrovascular Dysfunction in Children