Endothelium and Cardiovascular Diseases: Vascular Biology and Clinical Syndromes provides an in-depth examination of the role of endothelium and endothelial dysfunction in normal vascular function, and in a broad spectrum of clinical syndromes, from atherosclerosis, to cognitive disturbances and eclampsia. The endothelium is a major participant in the pathophysiology of diseases, such as atherosclerosis, diabetes and hypertension, and these entities are responsible for the largest part of cardiovascular mortality and morbidly. Over the last decade major new discoveries and concepts involving the endothelium have come to light. This important reference collects this data in an easy to reference resource.
Written by known experts, and covering all aspects of endothelial function in health and disease, this reference represents an assembly of recent knowledge that is essential to both basic investigators and clinicians.
- Provides a complete overview of endothelial function in health and diseases, along with an assessment of new information
- Includes coverage of groundbreaking areas, including the artificial LDL particle, the development of a new anti-erectile dysfunction agent, a vaccine for atherosclerosis, coronary calcification associated with red wine, and the interplay of endoplasmic reticulum/oxidative stress
- Explores the genetic features of endothelium and the interaction between basic knowledge and clinical syndromes
Basic Features Section I
Structure 1. Vascular Endothelium: a perspective 2. Development of the coronary system: perspectives for cellular therapy from differentiaton of its precursors 3. Translational pathways in endothelial cell: Implications for angiogenesis 4. Endothelial barrier: factors that regulate its permeability 5. Growth factors, endothelial progenitor cells and angiogenesis 6. Characteristics of Endothelium in both sexes
Endocrine functions and metabolic interactions 7. Hemodynamic forces in the Endothelium: from mechanical transduction to atherosclerosis development 8. Endothelium dependent vasodilation: NO and other mediators 9. Endothelial vasoconstrictor substances produced by the endothelium 10. Cellular redox pathways in endothelial dysfunction and vascular diseases 11. Blood coagulation and Endothelium 12. Genetics of Endothelium 13. Epigenetic regulation of endothelial function 12. Adhesion molecules and the Endothelium 15. Endothelium and Renin-Angiotensin System
Endothelial Dysfunction and Clinical Syndromes Section III
Methods of investigation 16. Methods for endothelial function investigations in humans 17. Endothelial biomarkers
Aging and cognitive function 18. Endothelial alterations in aging 19. Vascular function in dementia and cognitive decline 20. Emotional stress and its influence upon the Endothelium
Lipoproteins 21. Lipids and lipoprotein mediators of endothelial function and dysfunction 22. HDL and Endothelium 23. Artificial lipoproteins in endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis
Diets and Endothelium 24. Influences of diets upon endothelial function 25. Effects of Mediterranean diet upon endothelial function 26. Effects of red wine and polyphenols upon endothelial function and clinical events
Kidney and hypertensive diseases 27. Kidney and the Endothelium 28. Endothelium and arterial hypertension 29. Endothelial alterations in pulmonary hypertension
Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease 30. Endothelial alterations in chronic coronary disease 31. Molecular mechanisms of the arterial wall in acute coronary syndromes 32. Endothelium: coordinator of acute and chronic inflammation 33. Endothelium in atherosclerosis: plaque formation and its complications 34. Risk factors and endothelial dysfunctions 35. Sleep disturbances and endothelial dysfunction 36. Smoking and Endothelium: Endothelial dysfunction and microcirculation in women with angina and normal coronaries
Heart Failure 37. Endothelial alterations in heart failure: mechanisms and molecular basis 38. Heart Failure: influences of drug intervention upon vessels
Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Cardiac Surgery 39. Endothelial repair after percutaneous intervention 40. Stents and Endothelium 41. Vascular disease of the transplanted heart: physiopathology and therapeutic options
Metabolic Syndromes 42. Erectile dysfunction and endothelium 43. Obesity, Diabetes and Endothelium: molecular interactions
Section XII -- Non-Cardiovascular Diseases and Endothelium 44. Endothelial mechanisms in pre-eclampsia 45. Endothelium and nitric oxide: interactions in cancer evolution 46. Endothelial function and skin microcirculation
Treatment Options in Endothelial Dysfunction 47. Endothelial dysfunction in the clinical setting: prognosis and therapeutic target 48. Physical exercise and the Endothelium 49. Endothelium and immunologic alterations in atherosclerosis
Dr. Da Luz graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Paraná (1965), PhD in Cardiology at the University of São Paulo (1972) and Post-Graduation at the University of Southern California and Cedar-Sinai Medical Center (UCLA), USA for 5 years. He is currently Member of the Academy of Sciences, Commander of the National Order of Scientific Merit and Senior Professor of Cardiology at the Heart Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo.
He was named by his colleagnes one of the most influential cardiologists in Brazil, in the 20th century. He his the recipent of inumerous awards from universities, medical institutins and professional organizations. He received the Jabuti Award in 2004, for the book Endothelium and Cardiovascular Diseases co-edited with Francisco Laurindo and Antonio C.P. Chagas. He is also the author of three additional books regarding medical education and the practice of medicine. In 2015 he received the Fundação Conrado Wessel Award, in Medicine, a most prestigious medical award. The author of over 400 national and internationl publications, including 258 peer-reviewed, and book chapters. Past-President of Sociedade de Cardiologia do Estado de São Paulo (SOCESP), Sociedade Brasileira de Insvestigação Clínica (SBIC), founder and present - President of Associação Brasileira de Cardiologia Translacional (ABCT).
He is practing cardiologists and academic researcher as well. His main research areas are atherosclerosis, endothelium and coronary artery disease.
Dr. Peter Libby is a cardiovascular medicine specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Libby received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now BWH). He also completed a research fellowship in cellular physiology at HMS. Dr. Libby is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. The author of over 370 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Libby's clinical and research interests include vascular biology, atherosclerosis and preventative cardiology. The research laboratory that Dr. Libby directs studies the messengers created by the body that may produce arterial plaque and blockages, as well as normal and abnormal function of smooth muscle and endothelial cells. Boston Magazine named Dr. Libby a top cardiologist. His research has received funding from the American Heart Association and National Institutes of Health. Dr. Libby has received research recognitions on four continents including the highest basic research awards from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, the Gold Medal of the European Society of Cardiology, and the Anitchkow award from the European Atherosclerosis Society.
Laurindo, Francisco Rafael Martins
Dr. Laurindo is a Member of the Evaluation of Graduate Programs Strict Sense Committee on Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination - CAPES and Chairperson of the Ad Hoc Scientific Committee of InCor - HCFMUSP. He participates as a reviewer or member of editorial board of journals including the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, The FASEB Journal, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, and the American Journal of Physiology; among others. He is also a Member of the Federation Advisory Council of Societies for Experimental Biology (FeSBE) and and the Brazilian Society of Clinical Investigation. His research line is in molecular biology atherosclerotic vascular disease with an emphasis on cardiology, acting on the following subjects: vascular, oxidative stress, atherosclerosis, NADPH oxidase and angioplasty.
Chagas, Antonio Carlos Palandri
Graduated in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of ABC (1977), PhD (1992) and Free-Teaching (1996) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo. In 2012 he was approved in the Public Tender for Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of ABC. Held Graduate in the United States at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, USA. He is currently Professor and Head of the Discipline of Cardiology, ABC School of Medicine exercising teaching, research and assistance in the areas of undergraduate and postgraduate. He is an active researcher in translational medicine, acting on the following topics: atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease, cardiac mechanics and congestive heart failure. He chaired the Cardiology Society of the State of São Paulo (2001-2003) and the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (2008-2009), was the first Governor of the Brazilian Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (2008-2013) and Member of the International Council of American College of Cardiology and the Presidential Task force and Editorial Consultant of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology, is Founding Member of Cardiology Lusophone Federation.