Chapter 12. Endothelial Vasodilatory Dysfunction: Basic Concepts and Practical Implementation

  1. Raffaele De Caterina MD, PhD1,2 and
  2. Peter Libby MD3
  1. Scott Kinlay MBBS and
  2. Peter Ganz MD

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988473.ch12

Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease

Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease

How to Cite

Kinlay, S. and Ganz, P. (2007) Endothelial Vasodilatory Dysfunction: Basic Concepts and Practical Implementation, in Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease (eds R. De Caterina and P. Libby), Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988473.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Cardiology, Chair and Postgraduate School of Cardiology; “G. d'Annunzio” University - Chieti, Ospedale San Camillo de Lellis; Via C. Forlanni, 50, 66100 Chieti

  2. 2

    Director, Laboratory for Thrombosis and Vascular Research; CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Area della Ricerca di S. Cataldo; Via G.Moruzzi, 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy

  3. 3

    Mallinckrodt Professor, Harvard Medical School and Chief, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122085

Online ISBN: 9780470988473

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Keywords:

  • endothelium-derived vasodilators;
  • nitric oxide;
  • atherosclerosis;
  • endotheliumdependent hyperpolarizing factor;
  • vasoconstriction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic concepts

  • Methods to measure vasomotor function in vivo

  • Conclusions