Endocrinology of Cardiovascular Function

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Endocrinology of Cardiovascular Function is a fitting inauguration to the Endocrine Update Series. The aim of these publications is to provide the clinician with cutting edge, yet succinct, access to the latest advances in endocrinology. Historically, our understanding of hormonal disturbances was restricted to the classical secretory glands and their targets. As Endocrinology of Cardiovascular Function so aptly indicates, endocrinology is no longer constrained by our early physiologic understanding of glandular ...

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Overview

Endocrinology of Cardiovascular Function is a fitting inauguration to the Endocrine Update Series. The aim of these publications is to provide the clinician with cutting edge, yet succinct, access to the latest advances in endocrinology. Historically, our understanding of hormonal disturbances was restricted to the classical secretory glands and their targets. As Endocrinology of Cardiovascular Function so aptly indicates, endocrinology is no longer constrained by our early physiologic understanding of glandular disorder. Endocrinology of Cardiovascular Function has set the standard of excellence for the future volumes in this series.
Shlomo Melmed, M.D. Series Editor, Endocrine Update
Growth factors such as IGF-1 play important roles in cardiovascular cell hypertrophy and the response to acute vascular injury. From another perspective, traditional endocrine hormones, such as estrogen, have been found to participate in preventing the development of atherosclerosis in women, acting through novel mechanisms on target vascular cells. Other 'endocrine' hormones, such as PTHRP and adrenomedullin, also modulate cardiovascular and renovascular dynamic states, suggesting new roles for these peptides as vasodilators. This multi-authored text is dedicated to highlighting emerging and important new information regarding the endocrinology of the cardiovascular system.
Ellis R. Levin, M.D.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Varman T. Samuel
This is a multi-authored, up-to-date text examining the impact of various hormonal systems on cardiovascular function, specifically vascular biology. As more research is conducted, the need for a single text that has compiled the results of thousands of studies becomes important. The editors have successfully brought together many experts from multiple disciplines to discuss the state of the art, as well as to share their views for the future avenues of research. The purpose is to present the impact of hormonal systems on cardiovascular function. This worthy objective is met. This book provides an excellent tool for all practitioners and researchers who are interested in issues relating hormonal systems to hypertension, atherosclerosis, vascular injury, etc. A wide range of subject material examining the roles of sex hormones, adrenal hormones, parathyroid hormones, ANP, and insulin on vascular functions is included. The chapters include data from both laboratory research as well as clinical research, providing the link from the bench to the bedside. Especially important are the chapters examining the role of insulin, IGF-1, glucose, and protein glycation on various vascular outcomes. In addition, the chapters examining the interplay of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone pathway and lipids on hypertension provide new insights into the pathophysiology of this common disease. While the editors treat the subjects mentioned with great detail, I think some additional topics could be covered (i.e. PCOS, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular complications). I feel that this text is a useful and needed resource that provides the reader a deeper understanding and appreciation for theroles of hormonal pathways on vascular function.
Booknews
Comprises 17 contributions which explore emerging and important new information regarding the endocrinology of the cardiovascular system. The contributions are divided into sections on: sex hormones and vasculature; angiotensin; natriuretic peptides; diabetes and vascular disease; endothelin; growth factors and vascular disease; PTHRP in vasculature; adremedullin; and hypertension. Specific topics include the effects of sex steroids in vascular injury; protein glycation and diabetic vascular disease; the cardiovascular biology of the parathyroid hormone-related proteins; and genetic disorders of the renin-angiotensin-aldsterone system causing hypertension. Intended primarily for clinicians. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Varman T. Samuel, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is a multi-authored, up-to-date text examining the impact of various hormonal systems on cardiovascular function, specifically vascular biology. As more research is conducted, the need for a single text that has compiled the results of thousands of studies becomes important. The editors have successfully brought together many experts from multiple disciplines to discuss the state of the art, as well as to share their views for the future avenues of research.
Purpose: The purpose is to present the impact of hormonal systems on cardiovascular function. This worthy objective is met.
Audience: This book provides an excellent tool for all practitioners and researchers who are interested in issues relating hormonal systems to hypertension, atherosclerosis, vascular injury, etc.
Features: A wide range of subject material examining the roles of sex hormones, adrenal hormones, parathyroid hormones, ANP, and insulin on vascular functions is included. The chapters include data from both laboratory research as well as clinical research, providing the link from the bench to the bedside. Especially important are the chapters examining the role of insulin, IGF-1, glucose, and protein glycation on various vascular outcomes. In addition, the chapters examining the interplay of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone pathway and lipids on hypertension provide new insights into the pathophysiology of this common disease. While the editors treat the subjects mentioned with great detail, I think some additional topics could be covered (i.e. PCOS, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular complications).
Assessment: I feel that this text is a useful and needed resource that provides the reader a deeper understanding and appreciation for the roles of hormonal pathways on vascular function.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461375470
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Endocrine Updates Series , #1
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 347
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Sex Hormones and Vasculature:- Cardiovascular Consequences of Estrogen Receptor Gene Mutation in Mice and Men; G.M. Rubanyi. Sex Steroids and Endothelin; A.K. Morey, E.R. Levin. Effects of Sex Steroids in Vascular Injury; Yiu-Fai Chen, S. Oparil. Angiotensin:- Angiotensin II, Growth Factors and the Lipoxygenase Pathway; R. Natarajan, J. Nadler. Angiotensin II, oxidative Stress, and Nitric Oxide; K.K. Griendling, D.G. Harrison. AT1 versus AT2 Receptor; S. Miserey, et al. Natriuretic Peptides:- Physiology of Natriuretic Peptides; E.A. Espiner, et al. Diabetes and Vascular Disease:- Insulin and Insulin-like Growth Factor I(IGF-I) Effects on Ca2+ and Nitric oxide in Diabetes; J.R. Sowers. Protein Glycation and Diabetic Vascular Disease; R. Bucala, S. Rahbar. Glucose and PKC in Diabetic Vascular Disease; G. King. Endothelin:- Endothelin and Cardiovascular Function; E.H. Ohlstein, et al. Growth Factors and Vascular Disease:- Insulin-like Growth Fasctor I and the heart; P.H. Wang. PTHRP in Vasculature:- Cardiovascular Biology of the Parathyroid Hormone-related Proteins; T.L. Clemens. Adrenomedullin: Vascular Hormone:- Adrenomedullin: Vascular Hormone; W.K. Samson. Hypertension:- Genetic Disorders of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System Causing Hypertension; P.C. White. Mineralocorticoid Biosynthetic Pathways and Hypertension; C.E. Gomez-Sanchez. Possible Interactions Among Fatty Acids, other Lipids, and Aldosterone in the Hypertension of Obesity; T.L. Goodfriend. Index.

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