Written by established researchers, this two-volume publication provides timely, comprehensive and insightful reviews on recent discoveries in the etiology of hypertension. Structural changes of the blood vessels in hypertension in relation to connective tissue, cerebral vessel structure and innervation, smooth muscle cell hypertrophy and/or hyperplasia, and rarefaction of microvessels are discussed.
Also presented are the effects of antihypertensive therapy on vessel structure and function. A unique feature is the inclusion of a chapter on pulmonary vascular changes in pulmonary hypertension, which shows certain changes that are similar to systemic hypertension. This book is of major interest to researchers involved in the study of hypertension and the biology of the blood vessels.
Table of Contents
Altered Cerebral Vessel Innervation in Hypertension
The Cerebral Vasculature in Chronic and Acute Hypertension
Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Interactions in Hypertension
Structural and Functional Rarefaction of Microvessels in Hypertension
Neural and Local Control of the Microcirculation in Hypertension
Neural Regulation of Blood Vessels in Normotensive and Hypertensive Animals
Electrophysiological Mechanisms of Force Development by Vascular Smooth Muscle in Hypertension