Current Vascular Pharmacology publishes clinical and research-based reviews, original research articles, letters, debates, drug clinical trial studies and guest edited issues to update all those concerned with the treatment of vascular disease, bridging the gap between clinical practice and ongoing research.

Vascular disease is the commonest cause of death in Westernized countries and its incidence is on the increase in developing countries. It follows that considerable research is directed at establishing effective treatment for acute vascular events. Long-term treatment has also received considerable attention (e.g. for symptomatic relief). Furthermore, effective prevention, whether primary or secondary, is backed by the findings of several landmark trials. Vascular disease is a complex field with primary care physicians and nurse practitioners as well as several specialties involved. The latter include cardiology, vascular and cardio thoracic surgery, general medicine, radiology, clinical pharmacology and neurology (stroke units).

Following are the articles from the journal Current Vascular Pharmacology, 13 Issue 1:

Editorial: (Thematic Issue: Measuring Myocyte Oxidative Stress and Targeting Cytokines to Evaluate Inflammatory Response and Cardiac Repair after Myocardial Infarction)

Author(s): Vittorio Fineschi MD


Article: The Meaning of Different Forms of Structural Myocardial Injury, Immune Response and Timing of Infarct Necrosis and Cardiac Repair

Author(s): Emanuela Turillazzi, Cristoforo Pomara, Stefania Bello, Margherita Neri, Irene Riezzo and Vittorio Fineschi


Article: Role of Innate Immune System in Inflammation and Cardiac Remodeling After Myocardial Infarction

Author(s): Masafumi Takahashi


Article: Cardiac Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Cytokines Response after Myocardial Infarction

Author(s): Margherita Neri, Vittorio Fineschi, Marco Di Paolo, Cristoforo Pomara, Irene Riezzo, Emanuela Turillazzi and Daniela Cerretani


Article: Angiotensin 1-7 Promotes Cardiac Angiogenesis Following Infarction

Author(s): Wenyuan Zhao, Tieqiang Zhao, Yuanjian Chen and Yao Sun


Article: Effect of a New Class of Compounds of the Group of Substituted 5R1, 6H2-1,3,4-thiadiazine-2-amines on the Inflammatory and Cytokine Response in Experimental Myocardial Infarction

Author(s): Alexey P. Sarapultsev, Oleg N. Chupakhin, Petr A. Sarapultsev, Maxim A. Rantsev, Svetlana U. Medvedeva and Larisa P. Sidorova


Article: The Prostaglandin Agonist Beraprost Aggravates Doxorubicin-mediated Apoptosis by Increasing iNOS Expression in Cardiomyocytes

Author(s): Wei-Shiung Lian, Herng-Cheng Chiou, Heng Lin, Jin-Jer Chen and Ching-Feng Cheng


Article: Non Invasive Imaging of Myocardial Infarction with Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance

Author(s): Massimo Midiri, Ludovico La Grutta, Emanuele Grassedonio, Patrizia Toia and Giuseppe Guglielmi


Article: Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope, Raman Microscopy and Western Blotting to Evaluate Inflammatory Response after Myocardial Infarction

Author(s): Irene Riezzo, Santina Cantatore, Dania De Carlo, Carmela Fiore, Margherita Neri, Emanuela Turillazzi and Vittorio Fineschi


Editorial: (Thematic Issue: The Interplay between TSH and Lipids. What Should Clinicians Know?)

Author(s): Panagiotis Anagnostis, Spyridon N. Karras, Niki Katsiki, Vasilios G Athyros and Asterios Karagiannis


Article: Inflammaging and Proteases in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Author(s): Alon Hendel, Lisa S. Ang and David J. Granville


Article: Atrial Fibrillation and Chronic Kidney Disease in Hypertension: A Common and Dangerous Triad

Author(s): Dimitris Tsiachris, Costas Tsioufis, Patrizio Mazzone, Niki Katsiki and Christodoulos Stefanadis


Article: Effect of Non-antihypertensive Drugs on Endothelial Function in Hypertensive Subjects Evaluated by Flow-mediated Vasodilation

Author(s): Michiaki Miyamoto, Kazuhiko Kotani and Nobuyuki Taniguchi


Article: A Systematic Review on Levosimendan in Paediatric Patients

Author(s): Simona Silvetti, Paolo Silvani, Maria Luisa Azzolini, Roberto Dossi, Giovanni Landoni and Alberto Zangrillo


Article: Renalase is Removed by Kidneys and During Dialysis – Excess Related to CKD Complications?

Author(s): Jolanta Malyszko, Ewa Koc-Zorawska, Marcin Zorawski, Piotr Kozminski, Edyta Zbroch, Jacek Rysz, Maciej Banach and Jacek S. Malyszko


Article: eBook Review (Review of The Bentham e-Book entitled “Anti-angiogenesis drug discovery and development- Volume 2” edited by Atta-ur-Rahman and M Iqbal Choudhary)

Author(s): Niki Katsiki


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