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AAN, Harvard Neurologist Launch New Book To Help People Navigate Stroke

MINNEAPOLIS – Published in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology as part of the Neurology Now™ Books series, “Navigating the Complexities of Stroke” is meant to empower people affected by stroke, their families, and medical professionals alike. In “Navigating the Complexities of Stroke” acclaimed Harvard doctor and author Louis R. Caplan, MD, and a Fellow with the American Academy of Neurology, describes the many aspects of cerebrovascular disease, or stroke. Caplan offers insight and advice that readers will find helpful and informative, such as:

  • Medical conditions and other factors that increase risk of stroke
  • Symptoms and abnormalities doctors look for
  • Medical tests and ways to evaluate stroke
  • Complications and disabilities that may result from stroke
  • Treatment and paths to rehabilitation following stroke
Caplan also offers real-life cases of people who have had a stroke, their experiences, and the support systems that lead to successful recovery. Furthermore, Caplan examines the rare instances of stroke in children and young adults, a subject often overlooked in health literature about stroke. This volume also includes information on:

  • Obesity and stroke, metabolic syndromes, imaging and the benefits of physical activity
  • Treatments to prevent stroke and recurrent strokes
  • Recovery from stroke
  • What to expect after stroke
  • Important terms, which appear in bold and are defined on the page at first mention
About Louis R. Caplan, MD Louis R. Caplan, M.D., is Professor of Neurology at Harvard University and Senior Neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He has written or edited 40 books, including Stroke and The Effective Clinical Neurologist. About the American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology is the world's largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with 32,000 members. The AAN is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, concussion, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

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