Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research. Volume 16


Eleanor H. Bennington (Editor)

Series: Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research
BISAC: MED010000

The opening chapter of Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research. Volume 16 discusses the functions of the internal jugular veins, particularly how they are usually valveless except for a single valve situated just above the junction of the vein with the brachiocephalic vein.

Additionally, the authors assess the frequency, nature, duration and significance of cardiovascular disorders associated with rotavirus infection in the human body.

A careful analysis of electrocardiograms and other diagnostic tools is included with the goal of helping to early identify high risk beta-thalassemia major patients for arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.

The authors also examine the coronary vasospasm as a potential risk for thrombus formation in patients with drug-eluting stents implantation by showing several clinical studies and case reports in terms of mechanism and prevention.

Following this, an overview of the structure of smooth muscle cells and their main functions in the human umbilical artery is presented.
The anatomy and physiology of venous outflow from the brain is described. Since physical effects play an important role in regulating this outflow, it is important to present some basic physical principles governing the flow in the tubes.

Moreover, the authors review a transgenic mouse model to study its genetic contribution to Moyamoya syndrome, a cerebrovascular condition defined by the chronic progressive stenosis of the intracranial internal carotid arteries and their major branches, as well as describe a recently-developed surgical model.

The closing chapter posits that it would be beneficial to describe the difficulties and challenges that occur during the implantation of permanent biventricular defibrillating systems in cases of Superior Vena Cava is Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava. (Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Abnormal Valves of the Internal Jugular Veins: Morphology, Diagnostics and Clinical Relevance
(Marian Simka, and Paweł Latacz, University of Opole, Department of Anatomy, Opole, Poland, and others)

Chapter 2. Cardiovascular Disorders in Patients with Rotavirus Infection
(Tatyana A. Ruzhentsova, Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Federal Supervision Service for Consumer Rights Protection and People’s Welfare, clinical department of infectious pathology, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 3. Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death in Beta-Thalassemia Major Patients
(Vincenzo Russo, MD, Enrico Melillo, MD, Andrea A. Papa, MD, Anna Rago, MD, Celeste Chamberland, and Gerardo Nigro, MD, Department of translational medical sciences, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli,” Monaldi hospital, Naples, Italy, and others)

Chapter 4. Coronary Vasospasm as a Potential Risk of Thrombus Formation in Patients with Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation
(Shigenori Ito, MD, PhD, Division of Cardiology, Sankuro Hospital, Toyota, Japan)

Chapter 5. Human Umbilical Artery Smooth Muscle Cells: Vascular Function and Clinical Importance
(Margarida Lorigo, MD, Melissa Mariana, MD, Joana Feiteiro, MD and Elisa Cairrao, PhD, CICS-UBI, Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal)

Chapter 6. Anatomy and Physiology of Venous Outflow from the Cranial Cavity
(Marian Simka, Marek Waligóra, Dariusz Kowalczyk and Joanna Czaja, University of Opole, Department of Anatomy, Opole, Poland)

Chapter 7. Moyamoya: A Focal ICA Pathology Causing Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
(Justin F. Fraser, MD, Katie Poinsatte, Dene Betz, Ann M. Stowe, PhD, and Jill M. Roberts, PhD, Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuroscience and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, and Department of Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA)

Chapter 8. Superior Vena Cava: The Anomaly – Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava (PLSVC)
(Svetoslv T. Iovev, MD, Cardiology Department at “St. Ekaterina University Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment”, Sofia, Bulgaria)


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