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TitleEndothelial Function in Hypertension [electronic resource] / edited by David Webb, Patrick Vallance
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1997
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-60811-7
Descript XII, 154 p. online resource

SUMMARY

The vascular endothelium has become an increasing focus of research over the last 15 years. Nitric oxide and endothelin appear to have important and opposing actions on vascular tone, smooth muscle proliferation and platelet/monocyte activation, and endothelial dysfunction affecting the L-arginine/nitric oxide and endothelin systems both appear to be crucial to atherogenesis and to the pathophysiology of many forms of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, a number of new drugs of major clinical interest are now emerging that act favourably to modulate endothelial function and alter the outcome in these conditions. Here, a synthesis of the current understanding of endothelial dysfunction in hypertension and related disorders - and future therapeutic prospects - has been drawn together by a series of internationally recognised leaders in the field


CONTENT

Nitric Oxide and Hypertension: Physiology and Pathophysiology -- Endothelial Function in Hypertension: Role of Nitric Oxide -- Endothelial Alterations in Atherosclerosis: The Role of Nitric Oxide -- Other Factors in Endothelial Cell Dysfunction in Hypertension and Diabetes -- Endothelial Factors and Myocardial Function -- Vascular Biology of the Endothelin System -- Endothelin Antagonists: Novel Treatments for Hypertension? -- Endothelin in Hypertension: A Role in Vascular Hypertrophy? -- Endothelin in Congestive Heart Failure: Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Implications -- Endothelin in Human Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology


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