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Intermittent Hypoxia and Human Diseases

  • Lei Xi
  • Tatiana V. Serebrovskaya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Intermittent Hypoxia and Cardiovascular Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Demet Tekin, Elisa Chong, Lei Xi
      Pages 29-45
    3. Huang-Tian Yang, Yi Zhang, Zhi-Hua Wang, Zhao-Nian Zhou
      Pages 47-58
    4. Galina Vavilova, Tatyana Shimanskaya, Nataliya Strutynska, Sergey Talanov, Vadim Sagach
      Pages 59-69
  3. Intermittent Hypoxia and Respiratory Disorders

  4. Intermittent Hypoxia and Neurological Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Maria V. Belikova, Evgenia E. Kolesnikova, Tatiana V. Serebrovskaya
      Pages 147-153
    3. Eugenia B. Manukhina, Anna V. Goryacheva, Maya G. Pshennikova, Igor Yu. Malyshev, Robert T. Mallet, H. Fred Downey
      Pages 155-171
    4. Galina Skibo, Maxim Orlovsky, Anastasiia Maistrenko, Victor Dosenko, Iryna Lushnikova
      Pages 173-180
  5. Intermittent Hypoxia and Occupational, Environmental, and Other Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181

About this book


The scientific field of intermittent hypoxia and its effects on living organisms is surrounded by divergent and controversial findings. Does the condition play pathogenic roles in disease states, such as sleep apnea, chronic pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer? Or does exposure to intermittent hypoxia actually induce protective responses?

Dealing with these long-standing controversies and new concepts, Intermittent Hypoxia and Human Diseases provides an open forum for the most up-to-date scientific understanding of both adaptive (beneficial) and maladaptive (detrimental) responses to intermittent hypoxia and their potential pathogenic and prophylactic roles in the development and progression of major human diseases.

The Editors and their extremely experienced contributors have assembled this highly disease-oriented book and all the fundamental research findings are selectively presented as mechanistic explanations of a particular human disease. It is therefore especially prepared for the interests of clinicians, allied healthcare professionals, athletic trainers, and translational medical researchers.


Cardiology Human Diseases Intermittent Hypoxia Pathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Lei Xi
    • 1
  • Tatiana V. Serebrovskaya
    • 2
  1. 1., Division of CardiologyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Bogomoletz Institute of PhysiologyKievUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Intermittent Hypoxia and Human Diseases
  • Editors Lei Xi
    Tatiana V. Serebrovskaya
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-2905-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6022-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-2906-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 316
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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