Chapter 1. Vascular Biology

  1. Thom W. Rooke MD1,
  2. Timothy M. Sullivan MD2 and
  3. Michael R. Jaff DO3
  1. Scott Kinlay MBBS, PhD, FACC, FRACP

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692356.ch1

Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Interventions

Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Interventions

How to Cite

Kinlay, S. (2007) Vascular Biology, in Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Interventions (eds T. W. Rooke, T. M. Sullivan and M. R. Jaff), Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692356.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Head, Section of Vascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic; John and Posy Krehbiel Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine; Rochester, Minnesota

  2. 2

    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, North Central Heart Institute, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

  3. 3

    Director, Vascular Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 13 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405158275

Online ISBN: 9780470692356

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Keywords:

  • vascular biology;
  • blood vessels;
  • muscular arteries;
  • metabolism;
  • vasodilators

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Anatomy and Function of Blood Vessels in Health

  • Endothelial Function

  • Atherosclerotic Risk Factors and Abnormal Vascular Biology

  • Risk Factor Modification

  • Conclusion

  • Questions

  • Suggested Readings