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.