Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research. Volume 25


Eleanor H. Bennington (Editor)

Series: Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research
BISAC: MED010000

This volume includes ten chapters that detail recent advancements in cardiovascular research. Chapter One explains atherosclerotic plaques and how the complement system plays a critical role during its formation. Chapter Two elaborates on the role of cardiac magnetic resonance in assessing the degree of Aortic stenosis and cardiac function. Chapter Three discusses the strong association between cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease. Chapter Four reviews the benefit of using a palliative care intervention in patients with heart failure. Chapter Five investigates cognitive function in patients that have had coronary artery bypass grafting. Chapter Six proposes treatment and a method for rapid and operational monitoring of the state of the heart muscle at the molecular level. Chapter Seven discusses atrial septal defects. Chapter Eight explains the correlation between the conformations of nucleosomes in the solenoid of the chromosomes of SA cells and the conformations of the NC1 domain in the collagen of these cells. Chapter Nine presents a clinically feasible temporary aortic valve. Lastly, Chapter Ten introduces the current scientific findings of acupuncture as an effective treatment in controlling blood pressure.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Complement Activation in the Atherosclerotic Plaque: The Aftermath
Sonia I. Vlaicu1,2, Alexandru Tatomir1, Violeta Rus3, and Horea Rus1,4
1Department of Neurology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, 1st Medical Clinic, “Iuliu Haţieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
3Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
4Neurology Service, Veterans Administration Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Chapter 2. The Role of CMR in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Patients with Aortic Stenosis
Chuan Zhang, MD, Li Xu and Li Tao
The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China

Chapter 3. Risk Factor Variability: Association with Cardiovascular Outcomes
Kohichiro Iwasaki, MD
Department of Cardiology, Kurashiki Heisei Hospital, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

Chapter 4. Clinical Trials on Palliative Care in Heart Failure: A Review of the Last Five Years
Cristina Rosa Felipe and Julián Solís García del Pozo
Department of Internal Medicine, Albacete University Hospital Complex, Albacete, Spain

Chapter 5. Cognitive Function in the Long-Term Period of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Middle-Aged and Older Male Patients
Irina V. Tarasova1, Olga A. Trubnikova1, Olga M. Razumnikova2, Irina D. Syrova1, Anastasia S. Sosnina1, Darya S. Kupriyanova1 and Olga L. Barbarash1
Research Institute for Complex Issues of Cardiovascular Diseases, Kemerovo, Russia
2Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk, Russia

Chapter 6. A Heart, Alzheimer’s Syndrome, Molecular Mechanism of Fibrillation and Arrest: Early Diagnosis and Treatment
Kristina Zubow1, Anatolij Zubow2 and Viktor Zubow1
1R&D, Zubow Consulting (NPO), Heide, Peenehagen, Germany
2Dept. Telecommunication Networks Group, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Chapter 7. Atrial Septal Defects: From Diagnosis to Treatment
Gianluigi Perri MD, PhD and Lorenzo Galletti, MD, PhD
Cardiac Surgery Unit, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology and Heart and Lung Transplant, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy

Chapter 8. The Molecular Mechanism of SA Cells in the Heart
Kristina Zubow1, Anatolij Zubow2 and Viktor Zubow1
R&D, Zubow Consulting (NPO), Germany
2Dept. Telecommunication Networks Group, TU Berlin, Germany

Chapter 9. The Mathematical Modeling and Progressive Prototyping of a Clinically Feasible Temporary Aortic Valve
Paul C. Ho, MD, MSc
Department of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, HOCOR Cardiovascular Technologies, Inc. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Chapter 10. Acupuncture in Hypertension: Benefits and Side Effects
Jeffry Alamsjah1, MD, Resti Victoria Fanggidae1, MD, Visto Pangestu1, MD, Hasan Mihardja1, DR, MHSc, MD and Laurentia Konadi Mihardja2,3, DR, MSc, MD
1Medical Acupuncture Program, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Salemba, Jakarta, Indonesia
2National Research and Innovation Agency, Indonesia
3Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Malahayati, Lampung, Indonesia


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