Arterial Disorders

Definition, Clinical Manifestations, Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches

  • Adel Berbari
  • Giuseppe Mancia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introductory Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Reza Aghamohammadzadeh, Danielle Ormandy, Anthony M. Heagerty
      Pages 3-12
    3. Wilmer W. Nichols, Kevin S. Heffernan, Julio A. Chirinos
      Pages 13-46
  3. Classification and Clinical Manifestations of Arterial Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Michael Hristov, Christian Weber
      Pages 49-55
    3. Michael F. O’Rourke
      Pages 57-68
  4. Pathogenetic Mechanisms in Arterial Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Pierre Boutouyrie, Hélène Beaussier, Stéphane Laurent
      Pages 93-99
    3. Guanghong Jia, Annayya R. Aroor, James R. Sowers
      Pages 101-113
    4. Paul Welsh, David Preiss, Sofia Tsiropoulou, Francisco J. Rios, Adam Harvey, Maria G. Dulak-Lis et al.
      Pages 115-136
    5. Gino Seravalle, Guido Grassi
      Pages 137-150
    6. Arno Greyling, Maria T. Hopman, Dick H. J. Thijssen
      Pages 161-173
    7. Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Panagiota Pietri, Dimitrios Tousoulis
      Pages 175-186
  5. Systemic Arterial Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Peter M. Nilsson
      Pages 189-202
    3. Adel E. Berbari, Najla A. Daouk, Samir G. Mallat
      Pages 203-220
    4. Claudia R. L. Cardoso, Gil F. Salles
      Pages 221-236
    5. Isabel Ferreira
      Pages 237-248
    6. Dylan V. Miller, C. Taylor Duncan
      Pages 249-266
    7. Gino Seravalle, Guido Grassi, Giuseppe Mancia
      Pages 285-297
    8. Adel E. Berbari, Najla A. Daouk, Majida M. Daouk
      Pages 299-312
    9. Thenappan Thenappan, Daniel Duprez
      Pages 313-332
    10. Catherine E. M. Aiken, Jeremy C. Brockelsby
      Pages 347-358
    11. Sola Aoun Bahous, Yazan Daaboul, Serge Korjian, Michel E. Safar
      Pages 359-370
  6. Evaluation Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Gary F. Mitchell
      Pages 373-383
    3. Christian Ott, Roland E. Schmieder
      Pages 397-414
  7. Therapeutic Options

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Ian B. Wilkinson, Bronwen G. King
      Pages 417-431

About this book


As our knowledge about arterial disease is greatly expanding, the aim of this book is to explore all aspects of arterial pathology, including classification, clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, and therapeutic options. The discussion of pathophysiologic mechanisms of arterial disease is wide ranging, encompassing hemodynamic, metabolic, humoral, inflammatory, genetic and environmental factors. Particular emphasis is placed on recent concepts, such as: the role of age-associated arterial alterations in the initiation and progression of cardiovascular diseases in older persons, the importance of mineral metabolism-bone vascular interactions, the clinical and prognostic significance of the renal resistive index, retinal circulation, toxemia of pregnancy as an arterial disease, and the role of pulmonary/vascular interaction in pulmonary hypertension and cross-talk of macrocirculation and microcirculation in target organ involvement. Evaluation procedures are carefully explained, and the full range of currently available therapeutic options, including lifestyle modifications and pharmacologic approaches, are described and appraised. ​


Arterial ageing Calcium phosphorus and bone metabolism Macro-/microcirculation cross-talk Renal resistive index Toxemia of pregnancy

Editors and affiliations

  • Adel Berbari
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Mancia
    • 2
  1. 1.American University of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon
  2. 2.University of Milano Bicocca IRCCS Istituto Auxologico ItalianoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14555-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14556-3
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