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Arterial Revascularization of the Head and Neck : Text Atlas for Prevention and Management of Stroke

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Horia Muresian, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book covers all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke, offering an integrated perspective that will be relevant to a range of specialists. Extensive consideration is given to the different methods of stroke prevention and arterial revascularization, with up-to-date information on pharmacological measures and clear presentation of endovascular stent placement procedures and surgical techniques, including those involving the carotid artery, vertebral artery, and aorti…
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Muresian, Horia
Responsibility
Horia Muresian, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 368 p. : 176 illus., 128 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319341934
9783319341910 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebral Revascularization - methods
Cerebrovascular Circulation - physiology
Head - blood supply
Neck - blood supply
Stroke - prevention & control
Abstract
This book covers all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke, offering an integrated perspective that will be relevant to a range of specialists. Extensive consideration is given to the different methods of stroke prevention and arterial revascularization, with up-to-date information on pharmacological measures and clear presentation of endovascular stent placement procedures and surgical techniques, including those involving the carotid artery, vertebral artery, and aortic arch. Complex procedures, such as simultaneous bilateral carotid revascularization, are discussed in depth, drawing on a large series of cases and setting out practical rules. The diagnosis and treatment of intra- and extracranial aneurysms and the management of cervical trauma are examined fully. In addition, the reader is provided with guidance on characterization of the culprit lesion by means of different imaging modalities and with advice on the importance of a multidisciplinary team and combined approaches (endovascular and surgical), identification of risk factors, anesthesia, neuromonitoring, and hemodynamic monitoring. The book will be of value not only for cardiac and vascular surgeons but also for cardiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, anatomists, specialists in diagnostic imaging, and interventional radiologists.
Contents
The cerebral circulation -- Cerebral vascular territories and the major neurovascular syndromes -- Stroke subtypes -- Surgical approaches for cerebrovascular revascularization -- Diagnostic approach to cerebrovascular disease: ultrasound -- Endovascular approach: from diagnosis to therapy -- Diagnostic approach to cerebrovascular disease: CT and MRI -- Pharmacological measures for the treatment and prevention of stroke. The choice of initial therapy -- Anesthesia for carotid surgery and stenting. Neuromonitoring and perioperative care -- Carotid angioplasty and stenting -- Carotid endarterectomy -- Vertebral artery revascularization -- Extensive cerebrovascular arterial revascularization -- Cervico-cerebral arteries dissection -- Extracranial carotid and vertebral artery aneurysm -- Asymptomatic carotid and vertebral artery stenosis -- Lessons from experimental-induced atherosclerosis: valuable for the precision medicine of tomorrow -- Choice of the proper therapeutic measure in the individual patient and prevention of stroke.
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Hypertension and Stroke : Pathophysiology and Management

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Venkatesh Aiyagari, Philip B. Gorelick, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press , c2016.
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The second edition of this work continues to address the intimate pathophysiologic relationship between hypertension and stroke. The editors and authors clearly and concisely synthesize our developing knowledge of this relationship and place epidemiologic and physiologic information into a practical clinical context. Comprehensive chapters present the evidence supporting strategies for stroke prevention and care, including blood pressure lowering therapies, anti-coagulation, and management of o…
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Aiyagari, Venkatesh
Gorelick, Philip B
Responsibility
Venkatesh Aiyagari, Philip B. Gorelick, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 353 p. : 46 illus., 18 illus. in color)
Series Title
Clinical hypertension and vascular diseases
ISBN
9783319291529
9783319291505 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Antihypertensive Agents - therapeutic use
Cerebrovascular Disorders - prevention & control
Hypertension - physiopathology
Hypertension - therapy
Stroke - prevention & control
Abstract
The second edition of this work continues to address the intimate pathophysiologic relationship between hypertension and stroke. The editors and authors clearly and concisely synthesize our developing knowledge of this relationship and place epidemiologic and physiologic information into a practical clinical context. Comprehensive chapters present the evidence supporting strategies for stroke prevention and care, including blood pressure lowering therapies, anti-coagulation, and management of other cerebrovascular risk factors. In addition to prescriptive measures for first stroke prevention, the book illuminates current regimens for care immediately after acute stroke and for the prevention of recurrent stroke. This latest edition also features extensively updated chapters from the previous edition, as well as new chapters on the effects of hypertension and stroke on the cerebral vasculature, blood pressure management in subarachnoid hemorrhage, and blood pressure variability, antihypertensive therapy, and stroke risk. Written by experts in the field, Hypertension and Stroke: Pathophysiology and Management, Second Edition is of great utility for specialists in neurology and cardiovascular medicine and a valuable practical resource for all physicians caring for older adults and hypertensive patients. .
Contents
Blood Pressure: Definition, Diagnosis, and Management -- The Link Between Hypertension and Stroke: Summary of Observational Epidemiological Studies -- Blood Pressure Control and Primary Prevention of Stroke: Summary of Clinical Trial Data -- Mechanisms Underlying Essential Hypertension: Neurogenic and Non-neurogenic -- The Effects of Hypertension and Stroke on the Cerebral Vasculature -- Pathophysiology and Mechanisms Whereby Hypertension May Cause Stroke -- Cardiovascular Risk Assessment, Summary of Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension and a Critical Appraisal of the 2014 Expert Panel of the National Institutes of Health Report -- Acute Blood Pressure Management After Ischemic Stroke -- Hypertensive Encephalopathy, Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, and Eclampsia -- Acute Blood Pressure Management After Intracerebral Hemorrhage -- Blood Pressure Management in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: The Role of Blood Pressure Manipulation in Prevention of Rebleeding and the Management of Vasospasm -- Recurrent Stroke Prevention I: Diuretic and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs): The PROGRESS Trial -- Blood Pressure Variability, Antihypertensive Therapy and Stroke Risk -- A Review of Antihypertensive Drugs and Choosing the Right Antihypertensive for Recurrent Stroke Prevention -- Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease: Are These Disorders Linked to Hypertension and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors? -- Hypertension, Cerebral Small Vessel Disease, and Cognitive Function -- Cerebral Microbleeds, Small-Vessel Disease of the Brain, Hypertension and Cognition -- Neuroimaging of Hypertension and Related Cerebral Pathology.
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Left Atrial Appendage Closure : Mechanical Approaches to Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

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Jacqueline Saw, Saibal Kar, Matthew J. Price, editors. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press , c2016.
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art left atrial appendage (LAA) closure, covering epidemiology of atrial fibrillation and stroke, LAA anatomy, surgical approaches, imaging for LAA closure, LAA closure procedure, and post-procedural management. LAA closure is a rapidly emerging field in stroke prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation. Several percutaneous and surgical devices are now available in many countries, including WATCHMAN, Amplatzer Cardiac Plug and A…
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Saw, Jacqueline
Kar, Saibal
Price, Matthew J
Responsibility
Jacqueline Saw, Saibal Kar, Matthew J. Price, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 300 p. : 137 illus., 113 illus. in color)
Series Title
Contemporary cardiology
ISBN
9783319162805
9783319162799 (print ed.)
ISSN
2196-8969
Subjects (MeSH)
Atrial Appendage - diagnostic imaging
Atrial Appendage - surgery
Atrial Fibrillation - complications
Cardiac Surgical Procedures - methods
Stroke - prevention & control
Technology Assessment, Biomedical
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art left atrial appendage (LAA) closure, covering epidemiology of atrial fibrillation and stroke, LAA anatomy, surgical approaches, imaging for LAA closure, LAA closure procedure, and post-procedural management. LAA closure is a rapidly emerging field in stroke prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation. Several percutaneous and surgical devices are now available in many countries, including WATCHMAN, Amplatzer Cardiac Plug and Amulet, and LARIAT devices, and many more are in clinical development and are being evaluated in research trials. As LAA closure is a technically challenging procedure, detailed knowledge of the rationale, anatomy, and technical approach of this modality guides clinicians in patient selection and facilitates procedural success. Left Atrial Appendage Closure is a valuable resource for interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, echocardiographers, radiographers, fellows, and residents in guiding the management of patients prior to, during, and following LAA closure.
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Part I. Rationale for LAA Closure -- 1. Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Epidemiology -- 2. Efficacy and Limitations of Warfarin and Novel Oral Anticoagulants with Atrial Fibrillation -- 3. Mechanistic Rationale for LAA Closure with AF and Stroke Prevention -- 4. LAA Anatomy -- Part II. Surgical Approaches for LAA Closure -- 5. Conventional Surgery for LAA Closure -- Part III. Imaging for LAA Closure -- 6. The Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography to Guide Percutaneous LAA Closure -- 7. The Use of Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) to Guide LAA Closure -- 8. CT Imaging for Percutaneous LAA Closure -- Part IV. Percutaneous LAA Closure Devices and Trial Results -- 9. PLAATO Device -- 10. WATCHMAN Device -- 11. WATCHMAN: Trials and Registries Results -- 12. Amplatzer Cardiac Plug and Amulet -- 13. ACP and Amulet: Trials and Registries Results -- 14. LARIAT: The Endo-Epicardial Technique for Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion -- 15. LARIAT: Trials and Registries Results -- 16. Novel Percutaneous LAA Closure Devices in Clinical or Preclinical Trials -- 17. Concomitant Left Atrial Appendage Closure and Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation -- Part V. Post-procedural Management and Issues -- 18. Procedural Complications and Management -- 19. Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Strategies Following Left Atrial Appendage Closure -- 20. Device-Related Thrombi, Residual Leaks, and Consequences.
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Multi-Modality Atherosclerosis Imaging and Diagnosis

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Luca Saba, João Miguel Sanches, Luís Mendes Pedro, Jasjit S. Suri, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2014.
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Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the world, resulting mostly from the sudden ruptures of atherosclerosis carotid plaques. Understanding why and how plaque develops and ruptures requires a multi-disciplinary approach such as radiology, biomedical engineering, medical physics, software engineering, hardware engineering, pathological and histological imaging. Multi-Modality Atherosclerosis Imaging, Diagnosis and Treatment presents a new dimension of understanding Atherosclerosis in …
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Saba, Luca
Sanches, João Miguel
Pedro, Luís Mendes
Suri, Jasjit S
Responsibility
Luca Saba, João Miguel Sanches, Luís Mendes Pedro, Jasjit S. Suri, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 422 p. : 330 illus., 208 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781461474258
9781461474241 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Atherosclerosis - diagnosis
Atherosclerosis - diagnostic imaging
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Multimodal Imaging - methods
Stroke - prevention & control
Tomography, X-Ray Computed - methods
Abstract
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the world, resulting mostly from the sudden ruptures of atherosclerosis carotid plaques. Understanding why and how plaque develops and ruptures requires a multi-disciplinary approach such as radiology, biomedical engineering, medical physics, software engineering, hardware engineering, pathological and histological imaging. Multi-Modality Atherosclerosis Imaging, Diagnosis and Treatment presents a new dimension of understanding Atherosclerosis in 2D and 3D. This book presents work on plaque stress analysis in order to provide a general framework of computational modeling with atherosclerosis plaques. New algorithms based on 3D and 4D Ultrasound are presented to assess the atherosclerotic disease as well as very recent advances in plaque multimodality image fusion analysis. The goal of Multi-Modality Atherosclerosis Imaging, Diagnosis and Treatment is to fuse information obtained from different 3D medical image modalities, such as 3D US, CT and MRI, providing the medical doctor with some sort of augmented reality information about the atherosclerotic plaque in order to improve the accuracy of the diagnosis. Analysis of the plaque dynamics along the cardiac cycle is also a valuable indicator for plaque instability assessment and therefore for risk stratification. 4D Ultrasound, a sequence of 3D reconstructions of the region of interest along the time, can be used for this dynamic analysis. Multimodality Image Fusion is a very appealing approach because it puts together the best characteristics of each modality, such as, the high temporal resolution of US and the high spatial resolutions of MRI and CT.
Contents
Part I. Introduction: Anatomy and Imaging -- 1. Imaging Occlusive Atherosclerosis -- Part II. MR Atherosclerosis -- 2. Histopathology of Atherosclerosis Progression:What Imagers Need to Know -- 3. Clinical MRA of the Carotid Arteries -- 4. Quantitative MR Analysis for the Assessment of Carotid Atherosclerosis -- 5. Contrast Agents in Carotid Angiography with Magnetic Resonance -- 6. Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Analysis in the Assessment of Cardiac Diseases -- 7. Atherosclerosis Plaque Stress Analysis: A Review -- 8. Carotid Plaque Stress Analysis: Issues on Patient-Specific Modeling -- 9. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Vulnerable Carotid Plaques -- Part III. CT Atherosclerosis Imaging -- 10. Clinical CT Imaging of Carotid Arteries -- 11. Quantitative CT Imaging of Carotid Arteries -- 12. Quantitative Computed Tomography Analysis in the Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease -- Part IV. Ultrasound Atherosclerosis Imaging -- 13. A GammaMixture Model for IVUS Imaging -- 14. Ultrasound Profile of Carotid Plaque: A New Approach Towards Stroke Prediction -- 15. Ultrasonographic Quantification of Carotid Stenosis: A Reappraisal Using a New Gold Standard -- 16. Histologic and Biochemical Composition of Carotid Plaque and Its Impact on Ultrasonographic Appearance -- 17. Automated Carotid IMT Measurement and Its Validation in Low Contrast Ultrasound Database of 885 Patient Indian Population Epidemiological Study: Results of AtheroEdge® Software -- 18. Carotid Artery Recognition System (CARS): A Comparison of Three Automated Paradigms for Ultrasound Images -- 19. Atherosclerotic Carotid Plaque Segmentation in Ultrasound Imaging of the Carotid Artery -- 20. Relationship Between Plaque Echogenicity and Atherosclerosis Biomarkers -- 21 Hypothesis Validation of Far Wall Brightness in Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Feature-Based IMT Measurement Using a Combination of Level Set Segmentation and Registration -- 22. Segmentation of Carotid Ultrasound Images -- Part V. Nuclear Medicine, Molecular Imaging and Therapy -- 23. Imaging of Aortic Aneurysms: What Do We Need to Know and Which Techniques Should Be Chosen? -- 24. Molecular Imaging of Inflammation and Intraplaque Vasa Vasorum -- 25. Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting -- 26. New Approaches for Plaque Component Analysis in Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Images -- 27. Visualization of Atherosclerotic Coronary Plaque by Using Optical Coherence Tomography -- 28. Image Fusion -- 29. Symptomatic Versus Asymptomatique Plaque Classification in Carotid Ultrasound.
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Prevention and treatment of ischemic stroke

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Kasner, Scott E. --Philadelphia, PA: Butterworth-Heinemann , 2004.
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WL 355 P944 2004
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Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WL 355 P944 2004
Author
Kasner, Scott E
Other Authors
Gorelick, Philip B
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Butterworth-Heinemann
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
416 p.
Series Vol.
29
Series Title
Blue books of practical neurology
ISBN
0750674644
Subjects (MeSH)
Stroke - therapy
Stroke - prevention & control
Brain Ischemia
Thrombolytic Therapy
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
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2
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3 weeks
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Stroke Prevention in Clinical Practice

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Daryll M. Baker. --London: Springer , c2008.
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Comprised of short chapters written in a succinct and bulleted style, with clear diagrams and figures to illustrate where appropriate, Stroke Prevention in Clinical Practice is ideal for the busy doctor looking for a comprehensive pocket-sized guide to the everyday management of transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) and strokes. Strokes are the major cause of disability in the UK, and also the third biggest killer, but awareness and active intervention can prevent the dangers of strokes especially…
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Baker, Daryll M
Responsibility
Daryll M. Baker
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 131 p. : 30 illus.)
ISBN
9781846287282
9781852339647 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Myocardial Ischemia - prevention & control
Risk Factors
Stroke - diagnosis
Stroke - prevention & control
Stroke - therapy
Abstract
Comprised of short chapters written in a succinct and bulleted style, with clear diagrams and figures to illustrate where appropriate, Stroke Prevention in Clinical Practice is ideal for the busy doctor looking for a comprehensive pocket-sized guide to the everyday management of transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) and strokes. Strokes are the major cause of disability in the UK, and also the third biggest killer, but awareness and active intervention can prevent the dangers of strokes especially in high-risk groups. By starting with an explanation of TIAs, which so often preceed strokes, this work aims to make more physicians aware of the treatment regimens necessary to manage TIAs. It is vital to be aware of the early signs of TIAs, and be able to recognise them as soon as possible since a considerable amount of stroke prevention treatment stems from knowing the warning signs and taking action. This book discusses how to accurately diagnose the leading causes of strokes, and offers comprehensive treatment advice to avoid future recurrences, with all chapters written by leading experts in the field.
Contents
I. Introduction -- The Significance Of Stroke -- Identifying Patients at Risk of Ischemic Stroke -- Investigating Patients at Risk of Stroke -- II. Reducing the Risk of Stroke by Reducing Embolic Events -- Antiplatelet Therapy -- Reducing Cardioembolic Events -- Reducing Cervical Vessel Embolic Events -- III. Reducing the Risk of Stroke by Modifying Atherosclerotic Risk Factors -- Managing Hypertension -- Managing Diabetes -- Managing Hyperlipidemia -- Reducing the Risk of Stroke by Modifying Life Style -- Identifying Other Atherosclerotic Diseases -- Managing Lacunar Infarcts -- Part IV. Reducing the Risk of Stroke by Reducing Procoagulant (Thrombotic) Risk Factors -- Managing Procoagulant Thrombotic States -- V. Reducing the Risk of Stroke from Other Causes -- Managing Central Nervous System Vasculitis -- Managing Stroke in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patients -- Thyroid Diseases and Stroke -- VI. Prevention of Other Cardiovascular Events in Cerebrovascular Patients -- Management of Silent Myocardial Ischemia in Stroke Patients.
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Treatment of Non-vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants : For Prevention of Stroke

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Masaaki Uno, Kuniaki Ogasawara, editors. --Singapore: Springer , 2017.
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This book describes new concepts and strategies for the clinical application of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke. Although vitamin K antagonists have traditionally been used for the prevention of stroke, there are some problems associated with their use, such as the risk of intracranial hemorrhage, the need for dietary restrictions, and individual variability. Recently, NOACs have been introduced as alternatives to traditional anticoagulants and are becoming an op…
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Uno, Masaaki
Ogasawara, Kuniaki
Responsibility
Masaaki Uno, Kuniaki Ogasawara, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 99 pages) : 31 illus., 13 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811018787
9789811018770 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anticoagulants - therapeutic use
Stroke - prevention & control
Vitamin K - antagonists & inhibitors
Abstract
This book describes new concepts and strategies for the clinical application of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke. Although vitamin K antagonists have traditionally been used for the prevention of stroke, there are some problems associated with their use, such as the risk of intracranial hemorrhage, the need for dietary restrictions, and individual variability. Recently, NOACs have been introduced as alternatives to traditional anticoagulants and are becoming an option for treating stroke patients around the globe. However, their use is not without risk. Each chapter describes the successful use of NOACs for stroke patients and discusses their future impact from various points of view. The book is primarily written for neurosurgeons and neurologists but is also of interest to cardiologists involved in stroke treatment.
Contents
1 .Intracranial Bleeding -- 2. Severity and Outcomes of Intracerebral Bleeding and Cardiac Cerebral Embolism -- 3. Influence for Intracranial Bleeding Surgery -- 4. New Approaches for the Secondary Prevention of Cryptogenic Stroke Using Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants -- 5. Secondary Prevention of Cerebral Infarct: Verification of Appropriateness in Choices of Anticoagulant by Comparison of Current and previous Treatment Results -- 6. Putaminal Hemorrhage in Patients with Oral Anticoagulants -Course of Treatment and Results of Endoscopic Evacuation -- 7. Secondary Prevention of Stroke with Atrial Fibrillation by New Oral Anticoagulants -- 8. Causes and Outcome in Patients with Cerebral Hemorrhage Using Anticoagulated Drugs.
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