Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research. Volume 21


Eleanor H. Bennington (Editor)

Series: Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research

BISAC: MED010000

This monograph comprises seven chapters, each detailing recent advancements in the field of cardiovascular research. Chapter One describes the various benefits that progesterone has on the cardiovascular system. Chapter Two aims to describe congenital heart disease in well-characterized syndromes and update the possible causes of genetic origin. Chapter Three aims to update and review the hemodynamic evaluation and percutaneous intervention in congenital heart disease. Chapter Four is focused on the evaluation and treatment of intermediate coronary plaque. Chapter Five presents a review of the literature on the field of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and analyzes several factors regarding the management of such cases. Chapter Six aims to identify predictors of the vulnerability and assessment in dynamics of the morphology of coronary plaques in patients with stable coronary artery disease. Finally, Chapter Seven reports on the case of a patient with rheumatic heart disease who underwent double valve replacement and incidentally was diagnosed with emphysematous pyelonephritis during his post-operative course in the hospital.

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Chapter 1. Discoveries and Advances in the Effects of Progesterone on the Cardiovascular System
(Roger Lyrio dos Santos, Tagana Rosa da Cunha and Jéssyca Aparecida Soares Giesen – Department of Physiological Sciences, Federal University of Espirito Santo, UFES, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Congenital Heart Disease Associated with Well-Characterized Genetic Syndromes
(Fabricio González-Andrade and Gabriela Aguinaga-Romero – Universidad Central del Ecuador, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Unidad de Medicina Traslacional, Quito, Ecuador)

Chapter 3. Percutaneous Intervention and Hemodynamic Assessment in Congenital Heart Diseases
(Edite Serrano Gonçalves, Daniel Echeverría-Espinosa and Fabricio González-Andrade – Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, Avaliação de Cardiopatias Congénitas em Idade Pediátrica, Alameda, Porto, Oporto, Portugal, et al.)

Chapter 4. Evaluation and Treatment of Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque with Intermediate Stenosis
(Boda Zhou and Ping Zhang – Department of Cardiology, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, School of Clinical Medcine, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)

Chapter 5. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Post Endovascular Aortic Repair
(Nikolaos C. Schizas, Eleftherios Orestis M. Argyriou and Theodoros G. Michailidis – Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Department, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece, et al.)

Chapter 6. Vulnerable Plaques in Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease
(Nikita. A. Kochergin, Anastasia. M. Kochergina, Vladimir. I. Ganyukov, and Olga. L. Barbarash – Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution Research Institute for Complex Issues of Cardiovascular Diseases, Kemerovo, Russia)

Chapter 7. Incidental Emphysematous Pyelonephritis in a Double Valve Replacement – A Rare Case Report
(Anuj Sangal, Kushant Gupta and Rajneesh Malhotra – Department of CTVS, Max Healthcare, New Delhi, India)


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