An Introduction to Vascular Biology

From Basic Science to Clinical Practice

by Beverley J. Hunt, Lucilla Poston, Michael Schachter,

Vascular biology is an exciting and rapidly advancing area of medical research, with many new and emerging pathophysiological links to an increasing number of diseases. This updated and expanded new edition takes full account of these developments and conveys the basic science underlying a wide range of clinical conditions including atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, and pregnancy. As with the first edition, the publication provides an introductory account of vascular biology before leading on to explain mechanisms involved in disease processes. Other emerging topics include the role of nitric oxide and apoptosis in vascular biology. The breadth and range of subjects covered in this new edition do full justice to this increasingly important area of clinical research and medicine. This multidisciplinary approach will suit the needs of all those seeking to refresh their knowledge with the very latest advances from basic science through to clinical practice.
  • Cambridge University Press; July 2002
  • ISBN 9780511056833
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  • Title: An Introduction to Vascular Biology
  • Author: Beverley J. Hunt (ed.); Lucilla Poston (ed.); Michael Schachter (ed.); Alison W. Halliday (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

'Beverley Hunt and her co-editors have succeeded in putting together a collection of varied chapters in which the underlying structural and functional abnormalities in blood vessels are described scientifically in the context of clinical disorders. Individual chapters are easy to read and should provide helpful guidance to clinicians and those interested in the pathophysiological basis of vascular medicine.' Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine