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An Introduction to Vascular Biology : From Basic Science to Clinical Practice - Beverley J. Hunt

An Introduction to Vascular Biology

From Basic Science to Clinical Practice

By: Beverley J. Hunt (Editor), Lucilla Poston (Editor), Michael Schachter (Editor), Alison W. Halliday (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd October 2002
ISBN: 9780521796521
Number Of Pages: 474

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Vascular biology is an exciting and rapidly advancing area of medical research, with many new and emerging pathophysiological links to an increasing number of diseases. This updated and expanded new edition takes full account of these developments and conveys the basic science underlying a wide range of clinical conditions including atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, and pregnancy. As with the first edition, the publication provides an introductory account of vascular biology before leading on to explain mechanisms involved in disease processes. Other emerging topics include the role of nitric oxide and apoptosis in vascular biology. The breadth and range of subjects covered in this new edition do full justice to this increasingly important area of clinical research and medicine. This multidisciplinary approach will suit the needs of all those seeking to refresh their knowledge with the very latest advances from basic science through to clinical practice.

'Beverley Hunt and her co-editors have succeeded in putting together a collection of varied chapters in which the underlying structural and functional abnormalities in blood vessels are described scientifically in the context of clinical disorders. Individual chapters are easy to read and should provide helpful guidance to clinicians and those interested in the pathophysiological basis of vascular medicine.' Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Review of first edition '... it makes excellent reading ... for readers who are interested in gaining fundamental understanding of this critical area. I believe the book offers an excellent pathway towards this goal.' British Journal of Surgery Review of first edition 'It is well written, with the correct balance of figures, tables and text, and also well referenced ... I warmly recommend it.' Biomedical Sciences

Basic Science
Control of vascular smooth muscle contractility
Vascular compliance
Flow-mediated responses
Neurohumoral regulation of vascular tone
Angiogenesis
Apoptosis
Wound healing
Pathophysiology: Mechanisms and Imaging
Genetics of cardiovascular disease
The endothelium in disease
Nitric oxide
Imaging the vasculature
Clinical Practice
Vascular biology in hypertension
Atherosclerosis
Aneurysms
The vasculature in diabetes
The vasculitides
Pulmonary hypertension
The endothelium in transplantation
The vasculature in pregnancy
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ISBN: 9780521796521
ISBN-10: 0521796520
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 474
Published: 22nd October 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 17.07  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised