Pathophysiology and Treatment of Stroke

  • M. D. Ginsberg
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 9)


A truly comprehensive exegesis of stroke pathophysiology and therapy would require an entire monograph. Indeed, several clinically oriented volumes are available, which can be strongly recommended [1, 2]. The goal of the present chapter, which of necessity must be more modest, will be to focus upon the topic of completed stroke of ischemic origin and to emphasize primarily
  1. a)

    recent advances in our understanding of how ischemia results in tissue injury and

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    emerging therapeutic strategies directed at intervention in these pathomechanisms.



Cerebral Ischemia Cereb Blood Flow Bilateral Common Carotid Artery Occlusion Transient Forebrain Ischemia Local Cerebral Blood Flow 
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