Cardiovascular Plaque Rupture

Edited by David L. Brown

© 2002 – CRC Press

552 pages

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Hardback: 9780824702762
pub: 2002-02-24
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About the Book

Illustrating the development and determinants of possible plaque rupture, Cardiovascular Plaque Rupture provides an in-depth review of the pathology, etiology, cellular and molecular biology, diagnosis, and treatment of plaque in the cardiovascular system-exploring the roles of physical stress, inflammation, and infectious agents on the growth of cardiovascular disease.

Characterize and identify vulnerable plaque using novel imaging modalities and modifications of existing invasive and noninvasive technologies!

Containing recent data on preventive gene therapy and antibiotic stabilization of plaque, >Cardiovascular Plaque Rupture considers

  • serine proteinase and metalloproteinase inhibitors in the prevention of plaque rupture

  • lipid lowering to stabilize plaque

  • clinical trial designs to demonstrate therapeutic prevention of plaque rupture

  • and more!

    Discussing current methods of plaque assessment, including intravascular ultrasound and elastography, in vivo spectroscopic analysis, optical coherence tomography, thermography, and magnetic resonance imaging, Cardiovascular Plaque Rupture is an indispensable guide for cardiologists, vascular and cardiac surgeons, radiologists, vascular biologists, endocrinologists, and fellows, residents, and medical school students in these disciplines.

  • Table of Contents

    Background and Pathophysiology

    Development of the Atherosclerotic Plaque

    Joan W. Berman, Marwan Kazimi, and Harry Ma

    Clinical and Pathological Correlates

    Renu Virmani, Allen P. Burke, Andrew Farb, and Frank D. Kolodgie

    The Role of Inflammation in Plaque Rupture

    Anton E. Becker and Allard C. van der Wal

    Molecular Mechanisms of Plaque Weakening and Disruption

    Zorina S. Galis

    Epidemiological Evidence for Inflammation in Plaque Rupture

    Russell P. Tracy

    Role of Mechanical Stress in Plaque Rupture: Mechanical and Biological Interactions

    About the Series

    Fundamental and Clinical Cardiology

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MED010000
    MEDICAL / Cardiology
    MED026000
    MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine