The microvasculature refers to the smallest blood vessels, arterial and venous, that nurture the tissues of each organ. Apart from transport, they also contribute to the systematic regulation of the body. In everyday terminology, the microcirculation is "where the action is." The microcirculation is directly involved in such disease states as Alzheimers, inflammation, tumor growth, diabetic retinopathy, and wound healing- plus cardiovascular fitness is directly related to the formation of new capillaries in large muscles. Microvascular Research is the first book devoted exclusively to this vital systemic component of the cardiovascular system and provides up to date mini-reviews of normal functions and clinical states. The contributing authors are senior scientists with international reputation in their given disciplines.
This two-volume set is a broad, interdisciplinary work that encompasses basic research and clinical applications equally. A CD-rom of the full, interlinked contents is included with the two-volume set.
* Broad coverage of both basic and clinical aspects of microvasculature research
* Contains 167 chapters from over 300 international authors
* Each chapter includes key figures and annotated referencesshow more