Chapter 14. Endothelial Vasodilatory Dysfunction in Early Life

  1. Raffaele De Caterina MD, PhD1,2 and
  2. Peter Libby MD3
  1. Julian P.J. Halcox MA, MD, MRCP and
  2. John E. Deanfield FRCP

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988473.ch14

Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease

Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease

How to Cite

Halcox, J. P.J. and Deanfield, J. E. (2007) Endothelial Vasodilatory Dysfunction in Early Life, in Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease (eds R. De Caterina and P. Libby), Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988473.ch14

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:

  • atherosclerosis;
  • arterial endothelial dysfunction;
  • nitric oxide;
  • flowmediated endotheliumdependent dilation;
  • laser doppler flowmetry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Atherosclerosis in the young

  • Endothelial dysfunction and atherogenesis: relevance to youth

  • Techniques for the measurement of endotheliumdependent vasodilatory function in the young

  • Noninvasive assessment of peripheral vascular function

  • Noninvasive assessment of coronary vascular function

  • Impact of conventional risk factors for atherosclerosis on endotheliumdependent dilation in youth

  • Impact of novel risk factors for atherosclerosis on endotheliumdependent dilation in youth

  • Summary