Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases

1st Edition

Editors: Louis R. Caplan Bo Siesjo Bruce Weir K. Michael Welch Louis Caplan Donald Reis
Hardcover ISBN: 9780127431703
eBook ISBN: 9780080539515
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th April 1997
Page Count: 823
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Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases is a handy reference source for scientists, students, and physicians needing reliable, up-to-date information on basic mechanisms, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical issues related to brain vasculature. The book consists of short, specific chapters written by international experts on cerebral vasculature, and presents the information in a comprehensive and easily accessible manner. The book also contains valuable information on practical applications of basic research.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Presents topics in a comprehensive and accessible format

  • Written by international authorities on cerebral vasculature
  • Provides practical applications for researchers


Researchers, students, professionals in neuroscience, neurology, pharmacology, physiology, and biophysics.

Table of Contents

Cerebral Blood Flow, Don Reis.

L. Sokoloff, Anatomy: Arterial Innervation, Cerebral Veins, and Microcirculation.

G.J. del Zoppo, Embryogenesis and Angiogenesis.

G. Feurerstein and A. Miller, Vasoactive Mediators of Cerebral Vessels.

F.M. Faraci and D. Heistad, Biology of Cerebral Vascular Muscle.

P.A. Stewart, Glial-Vascular Relations.

W. Pardridge, Transport Mechanism.

S.I. Rapoport, Brain Edema and the Blood-Brain Barrier.

G.A. Rosenberg, CSF: Formation, Absorption, Markers and Relationship to Blood-Brain Barrier.

C. Iadecola, Principles and Methods for Measurement of Cerebral Blood Flow.

J. Mazziotta, M. Cohen, and A. Toga, The Measurement of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism in Human Subjects.

P.D. Hurm and R. Traystman, Overview of Cerebrovascular Hemodynamics.

A.G. Hudetz, Cerebral Microcirculation.

J-M. Chillon and G. Baumbach, Autoregulation of Cerebral Blood Flow.

D. Traystman, Regulation of CBF by Carbon Dioxide.

E. Golanov and D. Reis, Regulation of CBF by Hypoxia.

L. Edvinsson and P.J. Goadsby, Extrinsic Innervation: Transmitters, Receptors and Functions--The Sympathetic Nervous System.

P.J. Goadsby and L. Edvinsson, Extrinsic Innervation: Transmitters, Receptors and Functions--The Parasympathetic Nervous System.

P.J. Goadsby and L. Edvinsson, Extrinsic Innervation: Transmitters, Receptors and Functions--the Trigeminovascular System.

P. Magistretti, Coupling of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.

U. Dirnagl and J. Dreier, Regulation of CBF by Ions21.

H.R. Winn, Adenosine and


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About the Editor

Louis R. Caplan

Louis R. Caplan, M.D. (Editor) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA Dr. Caplan is a world-renowned neuroscientist and a senior member of the Division of Cerebrovascular Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and the founder of the Harvard Stroke Registry. Dr. Caplan is the author or editor of 45 books and more than 700 articles in medical journals. He is a member of many professional societies, serving as an officer on committees for the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Neurological Association. He has served as the Chair of both the Boston Society of Neurology and the Chicago Neurological Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Neurology, Harvard University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Bo Siesjo

Affiliations and Expertise

Experimental Research Center, Lund University, Sweden

Bruce Weir

Affiliations and Expertise

Brain Surgery Research Institute, University of Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

K. Michael Welch

Louis Caplan

Affiliations and Expertise

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Donald Reis

Affiliations and Expertise

Cornell/New York Hospital, New York, U.S.A.


@qu:"The editors are outstanding figures in modern stroke science. This is an extremely comprehensive, high-quality primer composed of numerous short, well-edited, informative chapters written by notable authorities." @source:--Steven U. Brint, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, for DOODY'S PUBLISHING REVIEWS