Neurovascular Neuropsychology

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J. P. Mohr
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Neurovascular diseases and conditions, and their associated risk factors, represent a significant cause of cognitive disability in the United States and throughout the world. In the USA alone there are 750,000 new strokes each year, representing the number one cause of disability in the country. Hypertension, found in approximately 50 million Americans, has been shown to be associated with alterations of cognitive function, even in the absence of stroke and dementia. Recent studies of neurovascular disease have now revealed that neuropsychological function may be a more sensitive measure of brain integrity than coordination, motor or sensory function and correlates will with functional outcome measures.
Only recent text focusing on the cognitive syndromes associated with this range of neurovascular diseases and systemic causes of vascular-related cognitive changes Satisfies the need of healthcare professionals, including psychologists, who need a reference on the nature of the neurophysical syndromes and the associated regions of brain injury An international group of contributors addresses neuropsychological functions as an aspect of primary and secondary outcome measures
Historical Perspective.- Neurovascular Geography and Mapping the Consequences of Its Injury.- Ischemic and Intracerebral Hemorragic Stroke.- Cerebral Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.- Neuropsychological Effects of Brain Arteriovenous Malformations.- Vascular Cognitive Impairment.- Vascular Dementia.- Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) and Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy Lactic Acidosis and Stroke-like Episodes (MELAS).- Carotid Artery Occlusion and Stenosis.- Cardiac Arrest.- Congestive Heart Failure/Heart Transplant.- Cognition After Cardiac Surgery.- Pulmonary Disease and Lung Transplantation.- Diabetes and Hypertension.- Neurovascular Consequences of Systemic Disease - Collagen Vascular Disease.- Neurovascular Disease and Mood Disorders.- Functional Imaging in Stroke Recovery.- Pharmacological Treatment for Cognitive Disorders of Neurovascular Origin.- Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

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