International Journal of Vascular Medicine

Regulation and Maintenance of Vascular Tone and Patency in Cardiovascular Health and Disease


Publishing date
01 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jul 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

2Departments of Pathology, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and Anatomy and Cell Biology, LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport, Shreveport, LA 71103, USA

3Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA


Regulation and Maintenance of Vascular Tone and Patency in Cardiovascular Health and Disease

Description

Cardiovascular disease still remains an epidemic, as it is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Perhaps the most important cause of cardiovascular disease is the interruption of blood flow to organs such as the heart and brain, resulting in the clinical presentation of a heart attack or stroke. As such, the regulation of vascular tone and the maintenance of vascular patency are vital for the preservation of cardiovascular health. Central to this process is the endothelium which releases factors such as nitric oxide, hydrogen sulfide, endothelial-dependent hyperpolarizing factor, and prostacyclin that induce vasodilatation and keep the vasculature free of obstructions in an effort to maintain vascular homeostasis. Therefore, it should be of no surprise that a number of the risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease, such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, smoking, ageing, and atherosclerosis, correlate with endothelial dysfunction.

The goal of this special issue of the International Journal of Vascular Medicine is to describe the latest findings and emerging challenges within the field of endothelial dysfunction, especially as it relates to cardiovascular disease. Therefore, we invite investigators to contribute an original research (basic science and clinical) or review article focused on the regulation and maintenance of vascular tone and patency in cardiovascular health and disease. We are particularly interested in articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the molecular pathology of endothelial dysfunction in diseased states such as obesity and diabetes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging concepts of vascular regulation by hydrogen sulfide
  • Treatment of endothelial dysfunction in diabetes
  • New concepts on the regulation of vascular tone by nitric oxide and its metabolites
  • Stimulation of angiogenesis in health and disease
  • New developments in the treatment of atherosclerosis
  • Emerging therapies for the control of hypertension
  • Role of vascular inflammation in the pathology of endothelial dysfunction
  • Role of lipid mediators in vascular inflammation
  • Role of lipid mediators in angiogenesis
  • Emergent role of tissue memory during the development of atherosclerosis

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijvm/guidelines.html. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 396369
  • - Editorial

Regulation and Maintenance of Vascular Tone and Patency in Cardiovascular Health and Disease

John W. Calvert | Christopher G. Kevil | Matthew R. Spite
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 406236
  • - Review Article

Restenosis and Therapy

Laszlo Denes | Laszlo Entz | Veronika Jancsik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 569654
  • - Review Article

Hyperglycemia and Endothelial Dysfunction in Atherosclerosis: Lessons from Type 1 Diabetes

Steven Daniel Funk | Arif Yurdagul | A. Wayne Orr
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 918267
  • - Review Article

Endothelial Dysfunction and Diabetes: Effects on Angiogenesis, Vascular Remodeling, and Wound Healing

Gopi Krishna Kolluru | Shyamal C. Bir | Christopher G. Kevil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 293641
  • - Review Article

Signaling Required for Blood Vessel Maintenance: Molecular Basis and Pathological Manifestations

Masahiro Murakami
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 750126
  • - Review Article

Targeting Endothelial Dysfunction in Vascular Complications Associated with Diabetes

Arpeeta Sharma | Pascal N. Bernatchez | Judy B. de Haan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 159646
  • - Research Article

Bradykinin Type-2 Receptor Expression Correlates with Age and Is Subjected to Transcriptional Regulation

Inka Liesmaa | Naotaka Shiota | ... | Ken A. Lindstedt
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