Textbook of Vascular Medicine

  • Rhian M. Touyz
  • Christian Delles

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Anatomy and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Simon Kennedy, Rhian M. Touyz
      Pages 3-11
    3. Delyth Graham
      Pages 13-22
    4. Rheure Alves-Lopes, Rhian M. Touyz, Augusto C. Montezano
      Pages 23-30
    5. Joanne C. Mountford, Kim A. Connelly
      Pages 31-44
    6. Giacomo Rossitto, Margaret Sneddon, Stanley G. Rockson
      Pages 45-57
    7. Aleksandra Radjenovic, Giles Roditi
      Pages 67-79
  3. Pharmacology and Signalling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Karla B. Neves, Rhian M. Touyz
      Pages 83-91
    3. Katrin Nather, Christopher M. Loughrey, Stuart A. Nicklin
      Pages 93-101
    4. Scott M. MacKenzie, Aurelie Nguyen Dinh Cat, Josie C. van Kralingen, Eleanor Davies
      Pages 103-115
    5. James Leiper
      Pages 117-126
    6. Livia de Lucca Camargo, Rhian M. Touyz
      Pages 127-136
    7. Julian Tristan Schwartze, Emma Louise Low, Angela Claire Bradshaw
      Pages 137-148
    8. Margaret D. Ballantyne, Katey J. Rayner, Duncan J. Stewart, Andrew H. Baker, Kenny Schlosser
      Pages 149-158
    9. Francisco J. Rios, Rhian M. Touyz, Augusto C. Montezano, Dylan Burger
      Pages 159-168
  4. Pathophysiology of Vascular Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-170
    2. Sandosh Padmanabhan, Alisha Aman, Anna F. Dominiczak
      Pages 171-181
    3. Heather Yvonne Small, Gemma Currie, Christian Delles
      Pages 183-192
    4. Carmine Savoia
      Pages 193-201
    5. Carmel M. McEniery, Kathleen Connolly
      Pages 203-213
    6. John Mercer, Tomasz J. Guzik
      Pages 215-228
    7. Lucy McShane, Andrew P. Sage, Pasquale Maffia
      Pages 229-238
    8. Saad Javed, Mariam Alakrawi, Adam S. Greenstein
      Pages 247-258
    9. Alan C. Cameron, Rhian M. Touyz, Ninian N. Lang
      Pages 259-268
    10. Novalia Purnama Sidik, Peter McCartney, Colin Berry
      Pages 269-273
    11. Anne M. Dorrance, Bana Abolibdeh, Janice M. Diaz-Otero
      Pages 275-285
    12. Aletta E. Schutte
      Pages 287-295
  5. Clinical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-298
    2. Paul Welsh, Stamatina Iliodromiti
      Pages 299-306
    3. Gemma Currie, Peter M. Nilsson
      Pages 307-318
    4. Susana Ravassa, Christian Delles, Gemma Currie, Javier Díez
      Pages 319-330
    5. Alan C. Cameron, Anna F. Dominiczak, Rhian M. Touyz
      Pages 331-341
    6. Jennifer L. Wilkinson-Berka, Christolyn Raj
      Pages 343-354
    7. Damien Collison, Keith G. Oldroyd
      Pages 355-363
    8. David Carty
      Pages 365-372
    9. David Corcoran, Thomas J. Ford, Colin Berry
      Pages 373-381
    10. Alice M. Jackson, Pardeep S. Jhund
      Pages 383-395
    11. Christopher J. Rush, Mark C. Petrie
      Pages 397-408
    12. Patrick B. Mark, Laura Denby
      Pages 409-417
    13. Jennifer Logue, Naveed Sattar, Dilys Freeman
      Pages 419-427
    14. John R. Petrie, Ian P. Salt
      Pages 429-437
    15. M. R. MacLean, C. Church, A. MacKenzie, G. Jayasekera, K. Mair
      Pages 439-447
    16. Terence J. Quinn, Stephen Makin, Fergus Doubal, Julie Staals
      Pages 449-459
    17. Aisling McFall, Jesse Dawson, Lorraine M. Work
      Pages 461-472
    18. Jason Ramsingh, David Kingsmore
      Pages 473-483
    19. David A. Koppel, Jaime Grant
      Pages 485-499

About this book


This textbook focuses on the vascular biology and physiology that underlie vascular disorders in clinical medicine. Vascular biomedicine is a rapidly growing field as new molecular mechanisms of vascular health and disease are unraveled. Many of the major cardiovascular diseases including coronary artery disease, heart failure,  stroke and vascular dementia are  diseases of the vasculature. In addition vascular injury underpins conditions like kidney failure and cardiovascular complications of diabetes. This field is truly multidisciplinary involving scientists in many domains such as molecular and vascular biology, cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology and immunology and inflammation. Clinically, specialists across multiple disciplines are involved in the management of patients with vascular disorders, including cardiologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, neurologists and vascular surgeons.

This book covers  a wide range of topics and provides  an overview of the discipline of vascular biomedicine without aiming at in-depth reviews, but rather offering up-to-date knowledge  organized  in concise and structured chapters, with key points and pertinent references.  The structure of the content provides an integrative and translational approach from basic science (e.g. stem cells) to clinical medicine (e.g. cardiovascular disease).

The content of this book is targeted to those who are new in the field of vascular biology and vascular medicine and is ideal for  medical students, graduate and postgraduate students, clinical fellows  and academic clinicians with an interest in the vascular biology and physiology of cardiovascular disease and related pathologies.


Cardiovascular Hypertension Physiology Atherosclerosis Inflammation Oxidative Stress stem cells stroke vascular medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Rhian M. Touyz
    • 1
  • Christian Delles
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical ScienceUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical ScienceUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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