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Cardiovascular Endocrinology

Shared Pathways and Clinical Crossroads

  • Vivian A. Fonseca

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Hormonal Regulation of the Vascular System: An Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronald Tamler, Derek LeRoith
      Pages 1-15
  3. Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. David S. Frankel, James B. Meigs
      Pages 19-33
    3. Bobby D. Nossaman, Subramanyam N. Murthy, Philip J. Kadowitz
      Pages 35-59
    4. Paresh Dandona, Ajay Chaudhuri, Husam Ghanim, Priya Mohanty
      Pages 71-79
    5. Tina K. Thethi, Shipra Singh, Vivian Fonseca
      Pages 81-95
  4. Endocrine Hypertension and Cardiovascular Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. L. Romayne Kurukulasuriya, James Sowers
      Pages 121-147
    3. Pantelis A. Sarafidis, George L. Bakris
      Pages 149-167
  5. Obesity in Cardiovascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Medhavi Jogi, Mandeep Bajaj
      Pages 171-184
  6. Sex Hormones and Vascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Allen D. Seftel, Spencer Land
      Pages 187-197
  7. Of Interest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Kailash N. Pandey
      Pages 219-237

About this book


Over the past few decades, cardiovascular disease and diabetes have emerged as major public health problems, both as distinct clinical entities and as comorbid conditions. As a result, the fields of vascular biology and endocrinology are working more closely now than ever before. With chapters by renowned experts, Cardiovascular Endocrinology: Shared Pathways and Clinical Crossroads emphasizes the considerable physiological interrelationships and clinical correlations between the specialties of cardiovascular medicine and endocrinology. Offering a wealth of information, Cardiovascular Endocrinology: Shared Pathways and Clinical Crossroads provides a range of insights, including a novel view of the hormonal regulation of the vascular system and the disruption of the nitric oxide signaling system. It also addresses the role of fatty acids and cytokines in the development of this problem. Importantly, this unique title also provides a state-of-the-art update on the importance of other hormones such as thyroid hormone and steroids, as well as the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and controversies surrounding the use of hormone replacement therapy. In all, Cardiovascular Endocrinology: Shared Pathways and Clinical Crossroads is a first-of-its-kind title that discusses and summarizes important clinical topics in cardiology and endocrinology. It offers clinicians and researchers an important resource for navigating the increasingly interrelated pathways of cardiovascular and endocrinologic disorders. The authors discuss a range of important issues from epidemiology to bench research to translation of this research to clinical practice.


Cardiovascular Diabetes Diabetes mellitus Endocrinology Glucose Intolerance Insulin Metabolic Syndrome Sexual Dysfunction Testosterone cardiovascular regulation growth factor hypertension insulin-like signaling system steroids

Editors and affiliations

  • Vivian A. Fonseca
    • 1
  1. 1.Tulane University Health Sciences CenterNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cardiovascular Endocrinology
  • Book Subtitle Shared Pathways and Clinical Crossroads
  • Editors Vivian Fonseca
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press, a part of Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-850-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-6075-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-141-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 261
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Internal Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

"This book focuses on the hormonal pathways that interact with the cardiovascular system. … The book is written for both clinicians and researchers. From a clinical perspective, it would be most appropriate for specialists with an interest in endocrine pathophysiology and cardiovascular disease." (Ronald N Cohen, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2009)