Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research. Volume 6


Eleanor H. Bennington (Editor)

Series: Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research
BISAC: MED010000

Cardiovascular disease refers to the class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. While the term technically refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, it is usually used to refer to those related to atherosclerosis. Chronic heart failure (CHF) has emerged as a major worldwide epidemic.

This book gathers the latest research in cardiovascular disease with a focus on such topics as cardiac sarcoidosis; heart failure and acute phase proteins; endothelial dysfunction in hypertension; treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery; cholesterol and coronary atherosclerosis; pulse decomposition for artery pressure waveforms; and multidetector computed tomography as a potential modality to detect subclinical atherosclerosis. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Cardiac Sarcoidosis (pp. 1-32)
Bernard Kadosh and Igor Mamkin (New York Methodist Hospital, Division of Cardiology, Brooklyn, NY USA)

Chapter 2 – Heart Failure and Acute Phase Proteins (pp. 33-56)
Katherine Wachmann, Johann Altenberger and Paul J. Mills (Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Medicine Program, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA, and others)

Chapter 3 – Endothelial Dysfunction in Hypertension: From Bench to Bedside and Future Directions (pp. 57-94)
Ify Mordi, Natalie Sawdon and Nikolaos Tzemos, M.D. (Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom, and others)

Chapter 4 – Treatment of Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery (pp. 95-116)
Alexandre do Canto Zago, Rui Manuel de Sousa de Almeida and Eduardo Keller Saadi (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Medical School (Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 5 – Does Cholesterol Drive Coronary Atherosclerosis? (pp. 117-156)
William R. Ware (Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Science University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 6 – Pulse Decomposition for Artery Pressure Waveforms: Using Three or Four Gaussian Functions? (pp. 157-176)
Chengyu Liu (School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China, and others)

Chapter 7 – Multidetector Computed Tomography as a Potential Modality to Detect Subclinical Atherosclerosis (pp. 177-210)
Kohichiro Iwasaki and Shozo Kusachi (Department of Cardiology, Okayama Kyokuto Hospital, Japan, and others)


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