Books on Stroke

A stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain function due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. As a result, the affected area of the brain is unable to function, which can lead to the inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, the inability to understand or formulate speech or not being able to see one side of the visual field.  Symptoms typically start suddenly, and depend on the area of the brain affected. The larger the area of brain affected, the more functions that are likely to be lost.

Strokes can be classified into two major categories — ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemia is the interruption of the blood supply, while hemorrhage is the rupture of a blood vessel or an abnormal vascular structure. The majority of strokes are ischemic

Image of My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

Image of Stronger After Stroke: Your Roadmap to Recovery
Stronger After Stroke: Your Roadmap to Recovery

Stronger After Stroke: Your Roadmap to Recovery

Image of Brain, Heal Thyself: A Caregiver's New Approach to Recovery from Stroke, Aneurysm, And Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain, Heal Thyself: A Caregiver's New Approach to Recovery from Stroke, Aneurysm, And Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain, Heal Thyself: A Caregiver's New Approach to Recovery from Stroke, Aneurysm, And Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Living With Stroke: A Guide for Families

Living With Stroke: A Guide for Families

Image of Change in the Weather: Life After Stroke
Change in the Weather: Life After Stroke

Change in the Weather: Life After Stroke

Image of Healing into Possibility: The Transformational Lessons of a Stroke
Healing into Possibility: The Transformational Lessons of a Stroke

Healing into Possibility: The Transformational Lessons of a Stroke

Image of Stroke and the Family: A New Guide (Harvard University Press Family Health Guides)
Stroke and the Family: A New Guide (Harvard University Press Family Health Guides)

Stroke and the Family: A New Guide (The Harvard University Press Family Health Guides)

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Conquering Stroke: How I Fought My Way Back and How You Can Too

Conquering Stroke: How I Fought My Way Back and How You Can Too