The Aorta: Structure, Function, Dysfunction and Diseases

1st Edition

Boudoulas Harisios, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Charalambos Vlachopoulos

CRC Press
Published November 21, 2008
Reference - 362 Pages - 300 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781841845913 - CAT# DU5914

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Summary

This guide thoroughly discusses all aspects of the aorta, including embryology, anatomy, health, and disease. This highly focused text concentrates on the functions of the aorta, not simply as a pathophysiological entity, but also as a significant prognostic indicator for cardiovascular events.

An essential tool for practicing cardiologists and trainees, this guide:

  • covers all aortic diseases, including aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, intramular hematoma, congenital heart diseases, heritable connective tissue disorders, and aortic trauma
  • discusses the aging aorta, aorta and pregnancy, and chest pain of aortic origin
  • examines data related to molecular/genetic mechanisms in aortic function and diseases
  • presents established and cutting-edge techniques for the evaluationof aortic function and structure

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