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Atherosclerosis: Risk Factors, Prevention and Treatment Etsuo Murakami

Atherosclerosis: Risk Factors, Prevention and Treatment

Etsuo Murakami

Published September 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781620811504
Hardcover
183 pages
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Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease affecting the entire arterial tree, representing an inflammatory response in the vessels. The pathogenesis of atherosclerosis involves complex processes leading to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque. In thisMoreAtherosclerosis is a chronic disease affecting the entire arterial tree, representing an inflammatory response in the vessels. The pathogenesis of atherosclerosis involves complex processes leading to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the risk factors, prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis. Topics include questioning the cholesterol-atherosclerosis hypothesis- diabetes-associated atherosclerosis and new therapies- the pathogenesis and oxidative mechanisms in atherosclerosis- peripheral arterial vasodilation for primary atherosclerosis prevention- and coronary artery atherosclerosis measured by a hybrid SPECT/CT camera.