Biophysical mechanisms of stroke.

  title={Biophysical mechanisms of stroke.},
  author={George J. Hademenos and Tarik F. Massoud},
  volume={28 10},
BACKGROUND Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. Although a host of genetic, biochemical, physiological, anatomic, and histological factors have been implicated, to varying degrees, in the pathogenesis of stroke, biophysical factors are believed to play a significant role in the development, diagnosis, and therapy of stroke. The purpose of this review article is to identify, describe, and illustrate these causes and… CONTINUE READING