Table of Contents
Preface Yong-Jian Geng, MD, PhD
Introduction: Yong-Jian Geng, MD, PhD
Chapter 1 Atherosclerotic Vulnerable Plaques: Pathophysiology and Detection. Mohammad Madjid, MD, Silvio Litovsky, MD, James T. Willerson, MD, S. Ward Casscells, MD
Chapter 2 Vascular Cell Apoptosis in Atherosclerotic Plaque Development.
Yong-Jian Geng, MD, PhD
Chapter 3 Inflammatory Vascular Markers in Atherosclerosis.
Paolo Calabro, MD, Edward T. Yeh, MD, PhD
Chapter 4 Nitric Oxide Biology in Atherosclerosis.
Ka Bian, MD, Ferid Murad, MD, PhD
Chapter 5 Thrombogenesis and Anti-thrombogenesis in Atherosclerosis Mediated by Prostanoids through the Cyclooxygenase Pathway.
Ke H. Ruan, MD, PhD
Chapter 6 Atherosclerosis in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.
Bruce C. Kone, MD, Diana Jalal, MD
Chapter 7 Ion channels in Atherosclerotic Arteries.
Shigeru Morishima, MD, PhD and Yong-Jian Geng, MD, PhD
Chapter 8 Stem Cells in Atherosclerosis.
Yong-Jian Geng, MD, PhD and Rosalinda Madonna, MD, PhD