© 2010

Renin Angiotensin System and Cardiovascular Disease

  • Walmor C. DeMello
  • Edward D. Frohlich

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Walmor C. DeMello, Richard N. Re
    Pages 1-5
  3. Genevieve Nguyen, Aurelie Contrepas
    Pages 15-24
  4. Pierre Paradis, Ernesto L. Schiffrin
    Pages 35-57
  5. Aaron J. Trask, Jasmina Varagic, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Carlos M. Ferrario
    Pages 121-133
  6. Ervin G. Erdös, Fulong Tan, Randal A. Skidgel
    Pages 135-150
  7. Oscar A. Carretero, Xiao-Ping Yang, Nour-Eddine Rhaleb
    Pages 151-185
  8. Deepashree Gupta, Guido Lastra, Camila Manrique, James R. Sowers
    Pages 187-206
  9. Swynghedauw Bernard, Milliez Paul, Messaoudi Smail, Benard Ludovic, Samuel Jane-Lise, Delcayre Claude
    Pages 207-214
  10. Changping Hu, Jawahar L. Mehta
    Pages 215-230
  11. León F. Ferder
    Pages 231-243
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 245-247

About this book


The renin angiotensin system plays an essential role on cardiac and vascular functions and their connection in the generation of cardiovascular diseases. Renin Angiotensin System and Cardiovascular Disease covers indispensable aspects such as intracellular signaling, regulation of cell volume in the failing heart, the presence of an intracrine renin angiotensin system, and the influence of prorenin/renin, angiotensin II, angiotensin (1-7) and aldosterone. Furthermore, the role of the mineralocorticoid receptor as an imperative component of the intracrine renin angiotensin system and as a regulator of extracellular action of angiotensin II is described, reinforcing the view that aldosterone inhibitors are helpful in the treatment of heart failure and hypertension. Renin Angiotensin System and Cardiovascular Disease provides readers with an outstanding review of the major topics involving the renin angiotensin system and cardiovascular disease. With contributions by an international panel of experts, Renin Angiotensin System and Cardiovascular Disease presents the most relevant aspects of the role of the renin angiotensin aldosterone system on cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis and diabetes. The volume Editors, Dr. Walmor C. DeMello and Dr. Edward Frohlich, both established specialists in their respective fields, team up to discuss a range of topics from Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System and Pathobiology of Hypertension to Inhibiting the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System in Patients with Heart Failure and Myocardial Infarction.


Angiotensin II Athersclerosis Blood Pressure Cardiovascular Disease Diabetes Heart Failure Renin cardiovascular hypertension

Editors and affiliations

  • Walmor C. DeMello
    • 1
  • Edward D. Frohlich
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Puerto RicoSan JuanU.S.A.
  2. 2.Ochsner Clinic FoundationNew OrleansU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Renin Angiotensin System and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Editors Walmor C. DeMello
    Edward D. Frohlich
  • Series Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60761-185-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61779-638-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60761-186-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 300
  • Number of Illustrations 37 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Internal Medicine
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