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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Sex-Specific Analysis of Cardiovascular Function

Editors: Kerkhof, Peter, Miller, Virginia (Eds.)

  • Gathers together contributions from internationally renowned authors in the field of cardiovascular systems 
  • Presents a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of sex-related properties concerning the heart and the vascular system
  • Utilizes genome analysis, description of (sub)cellular function, (electro)physiology, high resolution imaging methods, signal analysis, and advanced simulation studies
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About this book

This book gathers together contributions from internationally renowned authors in the field of cardiovascular systems and provides crucial insight into the importance of sex- and gender-concepts during the analysis of patient data. This innovative title is the first to offer the elements necessary to consider sex-related properties in both clinical and basic studies regarding the heart and circulation on multiscale levels (i.e. molecular, cellular, electrophysiologically, neuroendocrine, immunoregulatory, organ, allometric, and modeling). Observed differences at (ultra)cellular and organ level are quantified, with focus on clinical relevance and implications for diagnosis and patient management. Since the cardiovascular system is of vital importance for all tissues, Sex-Specific Analysis of Cardiovascular Function  is an essential source of information for clinicians, biologists, and biomedical investigators. The wide spectrum of differences described in this book will also act as an eye-opener and serve as a handbook for students, teachers, scientists and practitioners.

About the authors

Peter L. M. Kerkhof, Studying at Leiden University, Peter LM Kerkhof completed his PhD thesis on clinical physiology (Dept. Pediatrics). His novel approach to analyzing cardiac pump function won him a Young Investigator’s Award at the World Congress of Cardiology, Moscow, 1982. As an NIH Fogarty Fellow he joined Harvard Medical School, and next Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He was organizer and chairman of the VIth International Meeting on Clinical Laboratory Organization and Management, The Netherlands, 1987. At AMA in Chicago he was Distin­guished Lecturer in Medical Scie­nce in 1990, and at Rutgers University in 1996 visiting professor in Bioengineering. For two decades he served as associate editor of IEEE Trans BME, and acted as guest editor. He edited three books, and published on cardiology and medical informatics. While interested in computer assisted diagnosis, he is also associated with Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, VUMC, Amsterdam, where his focus is on pediatric cardiology, heart transplantation, and sex-related issues in heart failure.

Virginia M. Miller, PhD, is Professor of Surgery and Physiology and Director of the Women’s Health Research Center at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.  Trained as a comparative physiologist at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, her work has spanned basic studies of temperature regulation in hibernating animals, brain pathways involved with spatial memory, hormonal influences on the vascular endothelium and platelets in experimental animals to sex-specific risk (i.e. hypertensive pregnancy disorder, oophorectomy and natural menopause) for vascular dysfunction and cognitive decline in women.  Her interdisciplinary approach to promoting research in sex differences has won her several awards including the Bernadine Healy Award for Visionary Leadership in Women’s Health and the Women’s Day Magazine Red Dress Award for promoting heart health in women.  Topics in this book reflect her passion for mentoring the next generation of basic and clinical scientists to fill the knowledge gaps in understanding how biological sex influences health and disease.

Table of contents (41 chapters)

  • Women and Men in the History of Western Cardiology: Some Notes on Their Position as Patients, Role as Investigational Study Subjects, and Impact as Professionals

    Kerkhof, Peter L. M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • An Introduction to Epigenetics in Cardiovascular Development, Disease, and Sexualization

    Cunningham, Christine M. (et al.)

    Pages 31-47

  • Epidemiology of Congenital Heart Disease with Emphasis on Sex-Related Aspects

    Yoo, Byung Won

    Pages 49-59

  • Sex Differences in Epidemiology of Cardiac and Vascular Disease

    Kuznetsova, Tatiana

    Pages 61-70

  • Biostatistics in Cardiovascular Research with Emphasis on Sex-Related Aspects

    ter Wee, Marieke M. (et al.)

    Pages 71-92

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77932-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $349.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77931-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sex-Specific Analysis of Cardiovascular Function
Editors
  • Peter Kerkhof
  • Virginia Miller
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1065
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77932-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77932-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77931-7
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 725
Number of Illustrations
100 b/w illustrations, 185 illustrations in colour
Topics