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Cardio-metabolic Diseases and Related Complications: Current Status and Future Perspective


Publishing date
25 Jan 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
07 Sep 2012

Guest Editors

1Department of Physiology, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5E5

2Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Henry Ford Heart & Vascular Institute, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202-2689, USA


Cardio-metabolic Diseases and Related Complications: Current Status and Future Perspective

Description

With the escalation of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension in all ages of the population including children, the incidence of cardiometabolic disease is on the rise, especially complications affecting vital organs like the heart and kidneys. Cardiometabolic complications are multifactorial diseases, and a wide variety of different pathophysiological factors are involved. Although the exact natures of these factors are not completely understood, it is widely accepted that genetic, habitual, environmental, and other epigenetic factors play a significant role.

In the past decade, great accomplishments have been made in elucidating some of the multifaceted mechanisms associated with many cardiometabolic diseases. A converging body of evidence indicates that a common denominator of many cardiometabolic diseases is the elevated inflammatory/oxidative insults that generally arise from the persistent inflammatory and oxidative milieu that characterize obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. However, more intense research in this and other related areas is needed for a more comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiological profile of these diseases, and especially in situations where they are manifested in comorbid forms.

Therefore, this special issue will welcome research and review papers that address a broad range of mechanisms associated with cardiometabolic diseases and possible prognostic and therapeutic interventions. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Role of inflammation and oxidative stress in cardiometabolic complications
  • The contribution of genetic and epigenetic factors in metabolic syndrome and related diseases
  • Novel mechanistic, diagnostic, and therapeutic approaches in cardiometabolic complications including cardiopathy, nephropathy, vasculopathy, and neuropathy

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 795103
  • - Research Article

Serum Fetuin-A Levels Related with Microalbuminuria in Diet-Induced Obese Rats

Yanyan Li | Xiaodong Sun | Yerong Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 504320
  • - Research Article

Sabiporide Reduces Ischemia-Induced Arrhythmias and Myocardial Infarction and Attenuates ERK Phosphorylation and iNOS Induction in Rats

Henri Doods | Dongmei Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 650989
  • - Review Article

Lipoprotein(a) in Cardiovascular Diseases

Michele Malaguarnera | Marco Vacante | ... | Alessandro Frigiola
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 487081
  • - Research Article

High Insulin and Leptin Increase Resistin and Inflammatory Cytokine Production from Human Mononuclear Cells

Panayoula C. Tsiotra | Eleni Boutati | ... | Sotirios A. Raptis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 287696
  • - Research Article

A Retrospective Longitudinal Cohort Study of Antihypertensive Drug Use and New-Onset Diabetes in Taiwanese Patients

Ching-Ya Huang | Tsochiang Ma | ... | Gwo-Ping Jong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 451094
  • - Research Article

Association between Polymorphisms of Alpha-Adducin Gene and Essential Hypertension in Chinese Population

Li-na Zhang | Lin-dan Ji | ... | Jin Xu
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