Artery Research

Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2008
Review Article

1. The life and times of Donald A. McDonald

Wilmer W. Nichols, Michael F. O’Rourke
Pages: 1 - 8
Donald A. McDonald (1917–1973) was a pioneer in hemodynamics. He was Oxford educated and served on the faculty of Universities in both Great Britain and the USA. The problems that were the main theme of his text Blood Flow in Arteries published in 1960 were those concerned with pulsatile blood flow and...
Review Article

2. Magnetic resonance imaging in vascular biology☆

Matthias Voehringer, Udo Sechtem, Matthias G. Friedrich
Pages: 9 - 20
Symptoms are only the tip of the iceberg in atherosclerotic disease. Beneath the surface are multiple patho-physiological processes taking place in and around the vessel wall. The increasing knowledge in the field of vascular biology also reveals new imaging targets as biological markers of the disease....
Review Article

3. Identifying the vulnerable plaque: A review of invasive and non-invasive imaging modalities

Jan G. Kips, Patrick Segers, Luc M. Van Bortel
Pages: 21 - 34
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is the current leading cause of death in industrialized countries. The vast majority of acute cardiovascular events (50–70%) are ascribed to thrombosis following rupture of a vulnerable plaque. Therefore there is an urgent need to discern vulnerable, unstable plaques...
Research Article

4. Vascular health and cognitive function in older adults with cardiovascular disease

Daniel E. Forman, Ronald A. Cohen, Karin F. Hoth, Andreana P. Haley, Athena Poppas, David J. Moser, John Gunstad, Robert H. Paul, Angela L. Jefferson, David F. Tate, Makoto Ono, Nicole Wake, Marie Gerhard-Herman
Pages: 35 - 43
Background: We hypothesized that changes in vascular flow dynamics resulting from age and cardiovascular disease (CVD) would correlate to neurocognitive capacities, even in adults screened to exclude dementia and neurological disease. We studied endothelial-dependent as well as endothelial-independent...
Research Article

5. The direct effect of leg position on calf blood flow measured by venous occlusion plethysmography☆

Julie H. Corrigan, Joanna Burns, Robert J. Huggett, Alan F. Mackintosh, David A.S.G. Mary
Pages: 44 - 48
Background: Venous occlusion plethysmography is commonly used to assess changes in calf blood flow (CBF). Although the leg is often positioned above the level of the heart to aid venous emptying during periods of cuff deflation, its direct effect on measured CBF is not known. We therefore planned to...
Short Communication

6. Arterial calcification in rheumatoid arthritis

Veli Yazisiz, Ali Berkant Avci, Ender Terzioğlu
Pages: 49 - 50
Arterial calcification most often occurs in patients with end-stage renal disease who undergo hemodialysis or hyperparathyroidism and it is independently associated with cardiovascular events and death. Calciphylaxis is uncommon in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. We present here development of arterial...