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How to Prevent Your Stroke


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HOW TO PREVENT YOUR STROKE; Part 1: What Your Doctor Can Do; 1. What Is a Stroke?; 2. Symptoms and Signs; 3. Plaque in the Arteries (Atherosclerosis); 4. Cardiac Tests and Brain Imaging; 5. Carotid Artery Surgery and Stenting; Part 2: What You Can Do; 6. Risk Factors, Old and New; 7. How to Manage Cholesterol; 8. How to Control High Blood Pressure; 9. Adverse Drug Effects and How to Avoid Them; 10. The Benefits of Vitamins and the Dangers of Homocysteine and Grapefruit Juice.

About the Author

J. David Spence, MD, one of the world's leading experts in stroke prevention, is Professor of Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Western Ontario and Director of the Stroke Prevention and Atherosclerosis Research Centre at the Robarts Research Institute. He pioneered ultrasound measurement of carotid plaque and was one of the researchers on the team that discovered the dangerous drug interactions with grapefruit.


Spence ... offers a well-organized and engaging narrative ... Spence presents preventative measures in a matter-of-fact, nonjudgmental manner that sustains interest. ... highly recommended ...
--Library Journal (starred review)
... readers will likely glean insights not provided by their own doctors ... Recipes ... are among the most attractive elements of Spence's effort and could persuade confirmed carnivores to choose vegetarian meals more often.
--Publishers Weekly
Straightforward advice, plus insights into advances in pre-stroke treatment. ... A sensible guide to stroke prevention.
--Kirkus Reviews

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