Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Aneurysms

Editors: McGloughlin, Tim (Ed.)

  • Provides new insights into aneurysm aetiology and behavior
  • Brings together a unique blend of expertise in experimental, computational and tissue biomechanics
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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and premature death of modern era medicine. It is estimated that approximately 81 million people in the United States (US) currently have one or more of the many forms of cardiovascular disease, resulting in 1 in every 2.8 deaths, or 900,000 deaths per year. 40% of all deaths in Europe are a result of cardiovascular disease in people under the age of 75.  Aneurysms form a significant portion of these cardiovascular related deaths and are defined as a permanent and irreversible localised dilation of a blood vessel greater than 50% of its normal diameter. Although aneurysms can form in any blood vessel, the more lethal aneurysms develop in the cranial arteries, and in the thoracic aorta and abdominal aorta. Frequently aneurysms are undetected and if left untreated may eventually expand until rupture with very high levels of morbidity and mortality. The biomechanics and mechanobiology of aneursymal diseases are not fully understood and this monograph aims to provide new insights into aneurysm aetiology and behavior based on the most recent biomechanics research related to this important topic. The contributors to this volume bring together a unique blend of expertise in experimental, computational and tissue biomechanics relating to aneurysm behavior and enable the reader to gain a fresh understanding of key factors influencing aneurysm behavior and treatment. Biological risk factors such as tobacco smoking, sex, age, hypertension, family history and mechanobiological risk factors such as aneurysm geometry and shape as well as mechanical properties of the diseased tissues are considered in detail as are many of the diagnostic and treatment options.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Aneurysm: Epidemiology Aetiology and Pathophysiology

    Sakalihasan, Natzi (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

  • Imaging of Aneurysms

    Hoskins, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 35-65

  • Biomechanics and Pathobiology of Aortic Aneurysms

    Phillippi, Julie A. (et al.)

    Pages 67-118

  • Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    Doyle, Barry J. (et al.)

    Pages 119-138

  • Mechanical Properties of AAA Tissue

    Raghavan, Madhavan L. (et al.)

    Pages 139-162

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Aneurysms
Editors
  • Tim McGloughlin
Series Title
Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-18095-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-18095-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-18094-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27075-8
Series ISSN
1868-2006
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 426
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