Neurovascular Neuropsychology (Paperback)

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By Joanne Festa (Editor), J. P. Mohr (Foreword by), Ronald Lazar (Editor)
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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.

Neurovascular Neuropsychology focuses on focal and diffuse neurovascular disease in addition to systemic conditions in which cognition and behavior have been uniquely associated with different pathologic states. With an increasing number of patients being treated by healthcare professionals, Neurovascular Neuropsychology will prove to be a strong reference to consult in regards to neuropsychological syndromes.

About the Author


Joanne R. Festa, PhD Stroke and Critical Care Division, Department of Neurology Neurological Institute, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, NY, USA Ronald M. Lazar, PhD Stroke and Critical Care Division, Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery Neurological Institute, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons New York, NY, USA


Product Details
ISBN: 9781441965417
ISBN-10: 1441965416
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: May 20th, 2010
Pages: 316
Language: English