PrefaceForewordSection 1: Vascular Biology1. The Biology of Endothelin2. Endogenous inhibitors of NO synthesis3. Pericytes: Adaptable vascular progenitors4. Free radicals and oxidant stress
Section 2: Complications and Treatments in Human Vascular Disease5. Genomics and cardiovascular disease 6. Surgical trauma and graft performance in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
Section 3: Clinical and Basic Aspects of Vascular Medicine 7. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension8. Inflammation in pulmonary arterial hypertension9. Cell therapy for cardiovascular disease10. Clinical applications of CV Imaging 11. Cardiovascular disease in women
Session 4: Surgical intervention for Vascular Complications 12. Non-pharmacological treatment of peripheral vascular disease13. Surgical approaches to aneurysm repair 14. Delivering improving treatment for cardiovascular disease
Translational medicine underpins vascular medicine. It is fundamental to understanding how we treat patients with vascular disease and more importantly, how to prevent it. It is the rationale for drug design and production. Vascular medicine and translational medicine will take over and become the main reason for referring patients to hospital. Therefore, hospital-based clinicians working with basic scientists need to know about translational medicine, which educates and informs them about vascular medicine and how management should be based.
This book is a primer for translational vascular medicine and discusses the evolving and exciting areas of basic science applied to vascular medicine. The book is based on the third vascular biology conference held at The Royal College of Physicians in 2008. It provides a large amount of new basic and clinical information and the contributors are world leaders.
A primer for translational vascular medicine
Discusses the evolving and exciting areas of basic science applied to vascular medicine
Provides a large amount of new basic and clinical information
Contributors are world leaders.