Vascular Complications in Human Disease
Arterial disease and inflammation are fundamental causes of many medical conditions. Recently, there have been several major advances in our understanding of the causes of diseases affecting the heart, lungs, kidneys, skin and blood vessels. The role of endothelium derived growth factors, nitric oxide and other messengers in vascular disease has been more clearly defined. New treatments targeting these molecular disorders are being used with beneficial effects. Further progress depends on a combined approach embracing basic and clinical research so that treatments of common, important diseases can be designed intelligently and logically. "Vascular Complications in Human Disease" presents our understanding of vascular disease, in reviews of the main strands of basic and clinical research written by leading international experts. It also identifies routes for further fruitful research and development. This concise and carefully edited book, avoiding repetition, includes the full spectrum of basic research which is not covered in other textbooks.
Unique because it integrates biological processes and clinical manifestations of major vascular conditions in important medical specialitiesEdited by senior doctors and researchers with a track record in research, clinical medicine and publishingEach chapter is written by an internationally respected authority in the field and is a "state of the art" review of important parts of basic and clinical scienceA co-ordinated, concise and carefully composed collection of reviews on vascular biology of interest to a wide readership