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  1. Valeria Caso
  1. Stroke Unit, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia 06156, Italy;

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Edited by Louis R Caplan. Published by AAN Press, New York, 2006, ISBN 1-93260260-14-X.

Stroke is a serious health problem, as it is the second leading cause of death, the most important cause of long-term neurological disability in adults, as well as a major cause of dementia, depression and epilepsy. Knowledge of stroke symptoms, treatments and recovery is fundamental for patients. The purpose of this volume prepared by Louis R Caplan, one of the most important world experts on stroke medicine, is to convey this knowledge to readers who are not physicians. Louis R Caplan is considered a ‘Master’ by the majority of stroke physicians, and his publications are deemed milestones in stroke medicine, especially those dealing with posterior circulation stroke …

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