ESC Textbook of Vascular Biology

ISBN : 9780198755777

Magnus Back; Rob Krams
352 Pages
219 x 276 mm
Pub date
Feb 2017
The European Society of Cardiology
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Atherosclerosis is the most significant cause of cardiovascular disease worldwide. Vascular biology is the key to understanding how atherosclerosis arises and operates. The ESC Textbook of Vascular Biology is a rich and clearly laid-out guide by leading European scientists providing comprehensive information on vascular physiology, disease, and research. The textbook covers molecular findings and novel targets within the speciality while also providing the basics of vascular biology and disease pathophysiology. It also covers the major changes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis that have occurred in recent years, developments and recent breakthroughs in the field are specifically highlighted. The official publication of the ESC Working Group on Arthrosclerosis and Vascular Biology, this print edition comes with access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online, for as long as the edition is published by Oxford University Press. By activating your unique access code, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge and download all the figures and tables. The textbook is also linked to the ESC's online learning platform (ESCel) and their core specialist training curriculum (ESC Core Curriculum). The textbook particularly appeals to vascular biologists, cardiologists, and other practising clinicians.


Section 1 - Foundation of the vascular wall
1 J Essers, BS van Thiel, I van der Pluijm, R Kanaar, AHJ Danser: Cell Biology
2 VWM van Hinsbergh: Physiology
3 TC Gasser: Physical processes
4 GK Hansson: Immunology
5 Q Xu, W Gu, Y Xie: Animal models

Section 2 - Biology of the vasculature
6 I Fleming, B Kwak: Endothelial cells
7 ML Bochaton-Piallat, CJM de Vries, GJ van Eys: Vascular smooth muscle cells
8 P Carmeliet, G Eelen, J Kalucka: Arteriogenesis and angiogenesis
9 K Alitalo, M Detmar, S Karaman, A Aspelund: The lymphatic system

Section 3 - Atherosclerosis
10 E Lutgens, C Monaco: Atherosclerosis - a short history
11 O Wiklund, J Boren: Lipid metabolism
12 R Krams, P Weinberg, J Wentzel: Biomechanics
13 C Weber, ML Bochaton-Piallat, E Lutgens: Cellular mechanisms
14 C Monaco, G Caligiuri: Molecular mechanisms

Section 4 - Other vascular disease
15 P Kovanen, M Back: Valvular heart disease
16 JB Michel: Pathophysiology of Aneurysm
17 J Mason, E Tombetti: Vasculitis

Section 5 - Vascular-associated pathologies
18 L Badimon, FC Tanner, GG Camici, G Vilahur: Thrombosis
19 T Guzik, RM Touyz: Hypertension
20 Z Yang, XF Ming: Perivascular adipose tissue and metabolic syndrome

About the author: 

Professor Krams holds a Chair in Molecular Bioengineering at Imperial College, London. Prior to joining Imperial College he worked as Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Thoraxcentre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and as associate professor/chair in the department of Medical Physics, Free University in Amsterdam. He received his Medical Degree and Ph.D. from the Free University, Amsterdam in 1989. His research is focussed on the molecular mechanism underlying biomechanical stimuli.; Associate Professor Magnus Back is senior consultant in cardiology and research team leader at the Center for Molecular Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden. The research undertaken has two main focuses: lipid mediators and valvular heart disease.

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