Arterial Stiffness in Hypertension: Handbook of Hypertension Series

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2006 M04 21 - 624 pages
Main headings: I. Basic concepts of pulsatile arterial hemodynamics. - II. Pathophysiological mechanisms. - III. Arterial stiffness, wave reflections, cardiovascular risk and end-organ damage. - IV. Clinical aspects of arterial stiffness and wave reflections. - V. Therapeutic aspects of arterial stiffness and wave reflections.

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Contents

Principles and definitions of arterial stiffness wave reflections
3
V
6
Large arteries microcirculation and the mechanism
21
Direct measurement of local arterial stiffness and pulse pressure
35
Determination of systemic and regional arterial stiffness
53
Interrelations of structure and function of large arteries
63
Mechanical stress and the arterial wall
75
Pulsatile stress arterial stiffness and endothelial function
99
Small artery elasticity index endothelial function
257
Heart rate pulse pressure and arterial stiffness
279
The relation of large arterial structure and function to cardiac
295
Arterial stiffness in chronic heart failure
309
Arterial function in endstage renal disease
341
Carotid intimamedia thickness and arterial stiffness
367
is it different?
399
Diabetes lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors
427

Endothelialdependent vascular modulation by pulse perfusion
125
humans to molecules
137
Elastin calcium and the arterial wall
161
Animal models for studies of arterial stiffness
175
Reninangiotensin system large arteries and microcirculation
191
Arterial distensibility and the sympathetic nervous system 213 xvii
213
Brachial and central pulse pressure and cardiovascular risk
225
Introduction
241
Changing concepts on the role of blood pressure reduction
485
Principles of measurement preventing and treating
503
Nitrates and endothelial function
517
Aldosterone antagonists arterial stiffness and wave reflections
537
Longterm effects of converting enzyme inhibitors calcium
551
Nonpharmacological treatment of increased arterial stiffness
567
Index
581
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est professeur des universités, praticien hospitalier, thérapeute et hypertensiologue à l'Hôtel-Dieu, Paris.

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