A major unique feature of strokes is their acuteness with the necessity of rapid decision analysis concerning diagnosis and treatment. The last decade has seen major advances in diagnostic technology available to clinicians and development of a larger therapeutic armamentarium. These rapid changes have made it difficult for non-stroke specialists to keep up. Stroke provides a timely and user-friendly manual, covering common and important topics in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, which clinicians can utilize when they encounter difficult patients on the ward or in the clinic. The discussions are case-based, concise, and easily-digested, thereby providing the reader with an overview of the approach to the problem in question.