Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research. Volume 8


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 thrombus quantification in clinical practice; aspartate protease cathepsin D in liver and heart injury, pathophysiology and therapy; hypertension, arterial stiffness and cardiovascular outcomes; fractional flow reserve is an essential measure for the management of patients with stable coronary artery disease; arterial stiffness and vascular calcifications in chronic kidney disease patients; the clinical application of coronary flow velocity reserve by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography; management of right heart failure; short QT syndrome; new horizons in preventing graft arterial disease; and associations between cathepsin B and inflammation markers in elderly males and females. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Cardiac Thrombus Quantification in Clinical Practice: Echocardiography Compared with Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(Lucia Agoston-Coldea, Carmen Cionca, and Silvia Lupu, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and others)

Aspartate Protease Cathepsin D in Liver and Heart Injury, Pathophysiology and Therapy
(T.A. Korolenko and T.P. Johnston, Institute of Physiology and Fundamental Medicine, SB RAMS, Novosibirsk, Russia, and other)

Hypertension, Arterial Stiffness and Cardiovascular Outcomes. Impact of Anti-hypertensive Agents
(Charalambos Koumaras, Eirini Stavrinou, and Aikaterini Papagianni, Department of Nephrology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Fractional Flow Reserve is an Essential Measure for the Management of Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease
(Kohichiro Iwasaki, Department of Cardiology, Okayama Kyokuto Hospital, Kurata, Naka-ku, Okayama, Japan)

Arterial Stiffness and Vascular Calcifications in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
(Eirini Stavrinou, Charalambos Koumaras, and Aikaterini Papagianni, Department of Nephrology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece)

The Clinical Application of Coronary Flow Velocity Reserve by Transthoracic Doppler Echocardiography
(Ya Yang and Leng Zhaoting, Department I of Echocardiography, Beijing An Zhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China)

Management of Right Heart Failure
(Chhaya Aggarwal, Wilbert S. Aronow, Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA)

Short QT Syndrome
(Oscar Campuzano, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Elena Arbelo, Josep Brugada, Ramon Brugada, Cardiovascular Genetics Center, University of Girona – IdIBGi, Girona, Spain, and others)

New Horizons in Preventing Graft Arterial Disease
(Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Department of Advanced Clinical Science and Therapeutics, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)

Associations between Cathepsin B and Inflammation Markers in Elderly Males and Females
(Anders Larsson, Johan Ärnlöv, Ingvar Rydén, Johanna Helmersson-Karlqvist and Lars Lind, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, and others)


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