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See also: Heart Disease

Web Sites

  • American Stroke Association
    A Division of the American Heart Association, the site includes information about stroke, warning signs, and life after stroke.
  • MedlinePlus: Stroke
    MedlinePlus offers comprehensive resources on stroke and related topics. The site includes information on diagnosis and symptoms, treatment, prevention, online tutorials and much more.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    A part of the National Institutes of Health, the site provides detailed information on a variety neurological disorders, including stroke.
  • National Stroke Association
    The site provides detailed information on stroke symptoms and types of stroke; risk factors, recovery and prevention; as well as information for African Americans, women, and kids and stroke.

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Pittsburgh Resources

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Selected Books

Burkman, Kip
The Stroke Recovery Book: A Guide for Patients and Families
RC388.5.B87 2010x
Free of technical medical jargon, this resource by a rehabilitation physician addresses topics such as the anatomy of a stroke, impairments and complications associated with strokes, and preventing and reducing the risk of them.
Harrar, Sari
Conquering Heart Attacks and Strokes: A Simple 10-Step Plan for Lifetime Cardiac Health
RC682.H255 2011x
This Readers Digest book shows you how tweaking just a handful of lifestyle choices (such as fitness and weight) can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Kind, Viki
The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can't
RA645.3.K557 2010x
With the increase in our elderly population and the escalation of medical costs, decision making has become a critical and often heartbreaking exercise for caregivers. This book gives everyone a way to do the right thing through a well-defined and logical process.
Levine, Peter G.
Stronger after Stroke: Your Roadmap to Recovery
RC388.5.L48 2009
Written for stroke survivors, their caregivers, and loved ones, "Stronger After Stroke" presents the same learning techniques that anyone uses to master anything. Basic concepts are covered, including: repetition of task-specific movements; proper scheduling of practice; challenges at each stage of recovery; and, setting goals and recognizing when they have been achieved.
Palmer, Sara
When Your Spouse Has a Stroke: Caring for Your Partner, Yourself, and Your Relationship
RC388.5.P34 2011
Sarah Palmer, a psychologist, and Jeffrey Palmer, a physiatrist, who both teach physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins U., help couples deal with the impact of stroke on their lives and relationship and overcome challenges in providing care, maintaining or rebuilding the relationship and caring for oneself.
Smith, William (William J.)
Exercises for Stroke
RC388.5.S635 2010
According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the nation. An integral aspect of stroke rehabilitation, physical activity can greatly enhance movement, balance and coordination while also helping to prevent a future stroke.
Turner, Glenn O.
Recognizing and Surviving Heart Attacks and Strokes: Lifesaving Advice You Need Now
RC685.I6 T87 2008
Dr. Turner's message is simple: learn all of the early warning signs, and if someone is experiencing any of them, go to the emergency room immediately.

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