Mechanisms of Vascular Disease

Mechanisms of Vascular Disease

A Reference Book for Vascular Specialists

edited by Robert Fitridge and Matthew Thompson


FREE | 2011 | Ebook (pdf) | 978-1-922064-00-4 | 587 pp


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New updated edition first published with Cambridge University Press. This new edition includes 29 chapters on topics as diverse as pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, vascular haemodynamics, haemostasis, thrombophilia and post-amputation pain syndromes.

Chapter 1:  Endothelium 

Chapter 2:  Vascular smooth muscle structure and function 

Chapter 3:  Atherosclerosis 

Chapter 4:  Mechanisms of plaque rupture 

Chapter 5:  Current and emerging therapies in atheroprotection 

Chapter 6:  Molecular approaches to revascularisation in peripheral vascular disease 

Chapter 7:  Biology of restenosis and targets for intervention

Chapter 8:  Vascular arterial haemodynamics 

Chapter 9:  Physiological haemostasis 

Chapter 10:  Hypercoagulable states 

Chapter 11:  Platelets in the pathogenesis of vascular disease and their role as a therapeutic target

Chapter 12:  Pathogenesis of aortic aneurysms 

Chapter 13:  Pharmacological treatment of aneurysms

Chapter 14: Aortic dissection and connective tissue disorders 

Chapter 15:  Biomarkers in vascular disease 

Chapter 16:  Pathophysiology and principles of management of vasculitis and Raynaud’s phenomenon 

Chapter 17:  SIRS, sepsis and multiorgan failure 

Chapter 18:  Pathophysiology of reperfusion injury 

Chapter 19:  Compartment syndrome 

Chapter 20:  Pathophysiology of pain 

Chapter 21: Postamputation pain 

Chapter 22: Treatment of neuropathic pain 

Chapter 23: Principles of wound healing 

Chapter 24: Pathophysiology and principles of varicose veins 

Chapter 25: Chronic venous insufficiency and leg ulceration: Principles and vascular biology

Chapter 26: Pathophysiology and principles of management of the diabetic foot 

Chapter 27: Lymphoedema – Principles, genetics and pathophysiology 

Chapter 28: Graft materials past and future 

Chapter 29: Pathophysiology of vascular graft infections