Vascular Medicine: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780721602844

Vascular Medicine: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

1st Edition

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Authors: Mark Creager Victor Dzau Joshua Beckman Joseph Loscalzo
Hardcover ISBN: 9780721602844
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 24th March 2006
Page Count: 1056

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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


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.

Key Features

  • Integrates a contemporary understanding of vascular biology with a thorough review of clinical vascular disease.
  • Covers the fundamental biology of blood vessels and the pathobiologic foundation of vascular disease.
  • Provides an in-depth, state-of-the-art review of all vascular diseases with emphasis on pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management.
  • Discusses all of the latest advances in vascular medicine and facilitates the accurate diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of vascular disease.


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About the Authors

Mark Creager Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Vacsular Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston, MA

Victor Dzau Author

Affiliations and Expertise

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 Author

Joseph Loscalzo Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Wade, Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Physician-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center, Director, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston, MA