Pharmacotherapeutic Management of Cardiovascular Disease Complications: A Textbook for Medical Students


Author(s): A. Bharath Kumar and M.S. Umashankar

Pp: 108-123 (16)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811468216120010011

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Stroke is a clinical condition that is progressed due to the obstruction of blood flow to the brain. The high incidences of stroke can double the burden of disease complications among the affected patients from developed and developing countries. Stroke is a major public health care issue that is associated with multiple risk factors that include physical inactivity, hypertension, smoking, alcohol, diabetes mellitus, stress, and obesity causes occurrence of stroke. Stroke diagnosed through regular physical examination, blood test, CT scan, MRI scan, CSF fluid examination, and cerebral angiogram studies can help to detect and prevent the progression of stroke complications. The management of stroke through prescribing of blood pressure medications, statins, anti platelets, anti coagulants drugs could reduce the future episodes of the occurrence of the stroke.

Keywords: Alcohol, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, MRI Scan, Stroke, Smoking.

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