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Vascular Mechanobiology in Physiology and Disease

  • Markus Hecker
  • Dirk J. Duncker


  • Most comprehensive work on vascular biomechanics

  • Covers all relevant aspects in health and disease in the field

  • Written by top experts

  • A vital reference guide for scientists and clinical researchers


Part of the Cardiac and Vascular Biology book series (Abbreviated title: Card. vasc. biol., volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Timothy W. Secomb
    Pages 1-20
  3. Ranganath Maringanti, Elana Meijer, Maarten M. Brandt, Dirk J. Duncker, Caroline Cheng
    Pages 21-46
  4. Erik N. T. P. Bakker, Ed van Bavel
    Pages 47-68
  5. Karl Swärd, Sebastian Albinsson, Catarina Rippe
    Pages 69-96
  6. Ursula Storch, Thomas Gudermann, Michael Mederos y Schnitzler
    Pages 97-126
  7. Hanna M. Peacock, Margo Daems, Elizabeth A. V. Jones
    Pages 127-166
  8. Hanna Kuk, Christina Jeanneret, Thomas Noppeney, Thomas Korff
    Pages 167-189
  9. Anish Mukherjee, J. Brandon Dixon
    Pages 191-239
  10. Cor de Wit
    Pages 277-298
  11. Siyu Tian, Jarno J. Steenhorst, Kim van der Heiden, Daphne Merkus
    Pages 299-318
  12. Andreas H. Wagner
    Pages 319-332
  13. Parnaz Boodagh, Zewei Tao, Sean P. Keyser, Wei Tan
    Pages 333-352

About this book


This volume of the series Cardiac and Vascular Biology presents the most relevant aspects of vascular mechanobiology along with many more facets of this fascinating, timely and clinically highly relevant field. Mechanotransduction, mechanosensing, fluid shear stress, hameodynamics and cell fate, are just a few topics to name. All important aspects of vascular mechanobiology in health and disease are reviewed  by some of the top experts in the field. This volume, together with a second title on cardiacmechanobiology featured in this series, will be of high relevance to scientists and clinical researchers in the area of vascular biology, cardiology and biomedical engineering.


mechanobiology physiology pathophysiology shear stress haemodynamics vascular cells biomechanics of venous remodeling mechanosensing mechanotransduction hypertension biomechanical forces mechanoperception epigenetics vascular biology vascular grwoth lymphatic vessels atherosclerosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Hecker
    • 1
  • Dirk J. Duncker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular PhysiologyHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Experimental Cardiology Department of CardiologyThorax Center, Erasmus University Medical CenterRotterdamThe Netherlands

About the editors

Prof. Markus Hecker is Managing Director of the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Heidelberg University, Germany.

Prof. Dirk Jan Duncker, PhD, MD is an established PI in the field of cardiovascular research and heart failure and head of the department of experimental cardiology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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