© 2001

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

  • Michael T. Johnstone
  • Aristidis Veves

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aresh J. Anwar, Anthony H. Barnett, Sudhesh Kumar
      Pages 3-22
    3. Helmut O. Steinberg
      Pages 23-43
    4. Keiko Naruse, George L. King
      Pages 45-64
    5. A. Enrique Caballero, Su Chi Lim, Edward S. Horton, Aristidis Veves
      Pages 65-80
    6. Helen Vlassara
      Pages 81-102
    7. James R. Sowers
      Pages 123-129
    8. Henry N. Ginsberg, Catherine Tuck
      Pages 131-147
    9. David J. Schneider, Burton E. Sobel
      Pages 149-168
    10. Maria F. Lopes-Virella
      Pages 169-194
    11. Peter D. Reaven, Wulf Palinski
      Pages 195-212
    12. Michael T. Johnstone, Todd A. Caulfield
      Pages 213-236
  3. The Heart

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Doron Aronson, Michael T. Johnstone
      Pages 247-279
    3. Lawrence H. Young, Raymond R. Russell III, Deborah Chyun, Tarik Ramahi
      Pages 281-297
  4. Peripheral Vascular System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327

About this book


With over ten million diagnosed patients and another five million undiagnosed, diabetes mellitus and its complications-cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, neuropathy, and retinopathy-is a major public health problem that will assume epidemic proportions as the population grows older. In Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Michael T. Johnstone, md, and Aristidis Veves, md, dsc, have assembled a panel of seasoned clinicians and expert scientists to comprehensively review both the clinical and scientific aspects of diabetic cardiovascular disease. The contributors thoroughly discuss the mechanisms and risk factors of diabetes in relation to hypertension, dyslipidemia, thrombosis, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure. Their review includes a full examination of the epidemiology, mechanisms, methods of assessment, and treatment of the disease at the macrovascular level, and a discussion of its microvascular effects, including retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, and compromised microcirculation in the diabetic foot. Each chapter covers its topics in great detail and is accompanied by extensive references.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease offers not only practicing physicians the day-to-day practical knowledge needed to treat patients effectively, but also clinical scientists a deeper understanding for developing novel therapies for this devastating illness.


Diabetes Diabetes mellitus atherosclerosis cardiovascular circulation coronary artery disease heart hypertension insulin vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael T. Johnstone
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aristidis Veves
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Editors Michael T. Johnstone
    Aristidis Veves
  • Series Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2001
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-755-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-4962-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-091-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 458
  • Number of Illustrations 63 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Diabetes
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


"All practicing clinicians would find some value in this text, but especially cardiologists and internal medicine practitioners as well as vascular specialists. Family medicine physicians and medical students would find it a good reference. . .This is indeed a comprehensive review of the vascular implications of diabetes. It is an important book because of the increasing prevalence of diabetes in our society. The book provides a good starting point for researchers since one can be struck after reading it that there are many opportunities for investigatioin presented here. It is a worthwhile addition to the medical literature. "-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"...covers the range of problems, both clinical and biochemical, that arise in the cardiovascular system of those with diabetes. I highly recommend the book to interested medical students and residents and all clinicians who work with patients with diabetes." - Canadian Family Physician