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Coronary and Cerebral Vascular Disease: A Practical Guide to Management of Patients with Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease of the Heart and Brain

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Rolak Loren A., Rokey Roxann. . 377 pages. Mount Kisco, New York: : Futura Publishing Company, Inc.; 1990.. $52.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(8):710. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-114-8-710_2
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Because of their prevalence and common background, diseases of the coronary and cerebral circulations frequently are closely linked. The leading cause of death in patients with cerebrovascular disease, for example, is myocardial infarction. Likewise, 30% of strokes arise from emboli, many of which have a cardiac source. Because of these interrelations as well as several others, a synthesis of existing information about vascular syndromes of the heart and the brain is needed; Rolak and Rokey's guide meets this need.

The most successful chapters stress cerebral and cardiac vascular syndromes' effects on each other. The section on anticoagulant therapy reviews many


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