Acknowledgements
Preface
The impact of stroke
Measuring outcome
Pathology of small vessel stroke
Animal models
Diagnosis of stroke with advanced CT and MR imaging
MR spectroscopy in stroke
Ultrasound of the carotid and vertebral arteries
MR angiography
Transcranial Doppler ultrasound
Thrombolysis
Neuroprotection
Aspirin or heparin in acute stroke
Optimising homeostasis
Organisation of acute stroke care
Surgical treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage
Swallowing and prevention of complications
Nutrition after stroke
Management of spasticity in stroke
Predicting outcome in acute stroke
Improving long-term rehabilitation
Anticoagulants
Prevention of ischaemic stroke - antiplatelets
Who should have carotid surgery or angioplasty?
Making carotid surgery safer
Carotid angioplasty and stenting
Cost-effectiveness of stroke prevention