Louis R. Caplan, M.D.
Louis R. Caplan, M.D., is professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Stroke Division at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is one of the nation’s leading clinical researchers in the field of stroke and the author of The American Heart Association Family Guide to Stroke Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention (Times Books, 1996). He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Improving Stroke Prevention and Treatment Now
During the past 25 years, more advances were made than ever before in our understanding of strokes and in our ability to prevent and treat them. Technology is readily available that can quickly and safely image the brain and heart and the blood vessels that supply them. Drugs can effectively treat and control risk factors that lead to stroke.