Description

This volume surveys the progress that has been made in the study of coronary angiogenesis and provides the reader with a general coverage of the advances in the core knowledge in the field. It is clear that as we gain a deeper understanding of mechanisms underlying stimulation (and inhibition) of coronary angiogenisis, it might become possible to develop novel therapies for increasing the growth and formation of collateral vessels in the ischemic heart. Although research in the domain of angiogenesis is steadily approaching its golden age, the study of coronary angiogenesis is still in its infancy.

Table of Contents

Contents. List of Contributors. Preface (K. Rakusan). Coronary Angiogenesis: Mechanisms, Methods, and Consequences (K. Rakusan). Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor: Molecular and Biological Aspects (N. Ferrara and H.P. Gerber). Role of the Extracellular Matrix in Coronary Angiogenesis (S.E. Campbell). Comparative Aspects of the Cardiac Blood Supply (B. Ostadal). Vascularization of the Heart during Prenatal and Perinatal Growth (R.J. Tomanek). Vascularizaion of the Heart during Prenatal and Perinatal Growth (K. Rakusan). Exercise, Training, and Coronayr Angiogenesis (M.D. Brown, and O. Hudlicka). Mechanical Attempts to Induce Myocardial Angiogenesis (P. Whittaker). Therapeutic Coronary Angiogenesis (M. Flanagan). Index.

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1999
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9780762303922
Electronic ISBN:
9780080877242

About the editor

K. Rakusan

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Ottawa, Canada