Vascular Medicine: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

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  • Mark Creager, MD, Vacsular Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Victor Dzau, James B Duke Professor of Medicine, Director of Molecular and Genomic Vascular Biology, Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University; President and Chief Executive Officer for Duke University Health System, Durham, NC, USA
  • Joshua Beckman, MD
  • Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD, Wade, Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Physician-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center, Director, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston, MA

Tap into the latest knowledge and approaches to vascular medicine with the comprehensive, clinically oriented coverage of this new addition to the Braunwald's Heart Disease family. You'll find today's best methods for identifying and treating arterial diseases of the limbs * renal, mesenteric and cerebral circulation problems * aortic aneurysms * vasospastic diseases * vasculitides * venous thromboembolisms * lymphedema * and much more.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2006
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-0284-4


Table of Contents

I. Biology of Blood Vessels

1. The Endothelium

2. Vascular Smooth Muscle

3. Connective Tissue and Matrix

4. Rheology

5. Hemostasis

6. Vascular Pharmacology


II. Pathobiology of Blood Vessels

7. Atherosclerosis

8. Vasculitis

9. Thrombosis


III. Principles of the Vascular Evaluation

10. History and Physical Examination

11. Vascular Laboratory

12. MRI

13. CT

14. Angiography


IV. Peripheral Arterial Disease

15. Epidemiology

16. Pathophysiology of Intermittent Claudication

17. Pathophysiology of Critical Limb Ischemia

18. Clinical Evaluation

19. Pharmacotherapy

20. Catheter-based Intervention

21. Reconstructive Surgery


V. Renal Artery Disease

22. Pathophysiology

23. Clinical Evaluation

24. Treatment

25. Surgery


VI. Visceral Ischemia

26. Epidemiology and Pathophysiology

27. Clinical Evaluation

28. Treatment


VII. Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction

29. Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction


VIII. Cerebrovascular Disease

30. Epidemiology

31. Clinical Evaluation

32. Medical Management

33. Carotid Angioplasty/stent

34. Carotid Endarterectomy


IX. Aortic Dissection

35. Pathophysiology

36. Clinical Evaluation

37. Medical Therapy

38. Surgical Therapy

39. Endovascular Therapy


X. Aortic Aneurysms

40. Epidemiology and Prognosis

41. Pathophysiology

42. Clinical Evaluation

43. Surgical Reconstructive Therapy

44. Endovascular Grafts


XI. Vasculitis

45. Overview of the Vasculitides

46. Takayasu’s Arteritis

47. Giant Cell Arteritis

48. Thromboangiitis Obliterans

49. Kawasaki’s Disease

50. Behçet’s Disease


XII. Acute Limb Ischemia

51. Acute Arterial Occlusion

52. Atheroembolism


XIII. Vasospasm and Other Related Vascular Disease

53. Reynaud’s Phenomenon

54. Acrocyanosis

55. Erythromelalgia

56. Pernio

57. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy


XIV. Venous Thromboembolic Disease

58. Epidemiology

59. Clinical Evaluation

60. Venous Thrombosis

61. Pulmonary Embolism

62. Treatment

63. Prophylaxis

64. Catheter-based Interventions


XV. Chronic Venous Disorders

65. Varicose Veins

66. Venous Insufficiency


XVI. Pulmonary Hypertension

67. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

68. Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension

69. Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease


XVII. Lymphatic Disorders

70. Lymphedema

71. Lymphangiitis


XVIII. Miscellaneous

72. Vascular Infection

73. Vascular Ulcers

74. Vascular Trauma

75. Vascular Compression Syndromes

76. Congenital Vascular Malformations

77. Vascular Neoplasms