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Pharmacotherapy in Aortic Disease

  • Arturo Evangelista
  • Christoph A. Nienaber

Part of the Current Cardiovascular Therapy book series (CCT, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Damiano Baldassarre, Mauro Pepi
    Pages 1-64
  3. Alessandro Della Corte, Marianna Buonocore, Ciro Bancone
    Pages 65-120
  4. Guillaume Jondeau, Olivier Milleron, Claire Bouleti, Jean-Baptiste Michel
    Pages 121-155
  5. Gisela Teixido-Tura, Valentina Galuppo, Arturo Evangelista
    Pages 157-212
  6. Christoph A. Nienaber
    Pages 213-238
  7. Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Ferrara, Rodolfo Citro
    Pages 239-262
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 263-269

About this book


This book is driven by the considerable progress made by novel imaging techniques in understanding the pathophysiology and evolution of aortic disease and its diagnosis. Despite the lack of symptoms in stable conditions, most aortic diseases have a high morbidity and mortality. New therapeutic strategies such as endovascular treatment and surgical techniques have appeared to improve conventional surgery in advanced phases of the disease, but until recently, medical treatment has focused on the control of cardiovascular risk factors using beta-blockers to reduce aortic wall stress by reducing blood pressure and heart rate.

Pharmacotherapy in Aortic Disease updates the reader on the new medical treatment that are changing the natural history of these diseases. Leading experts have created a critical in-depth, yet concise, analysis of the available medical treatments for different aortic disease entities. Both basic research studies and clinical trials discussed in this book serve as a base for improving therapeutic management, delaying the need for surgery, and prolonging survival in these patients.


Acute Aortic Syndrome Aortic Aneurysm Aortitis Marfan Syndrome Treatment strategies

Editors and affiliations

  • Arturo Evangelista
    • 1
  • Christoph A. Nienaber
    • 2
  1. 1.Imaging Cardiac Department Aortic Diseases UnitVall d’hebrón University HospitalBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Heart Center RostockRostock School of Medicine University Hospital RostockRostockGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pharmacotherapy in Aortic Disease
  • Editors Arturo Evangelista
    Christoph A. Nienaber
  • Series Title Current Cardiovascular Therapy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Curr. Cardiov. Ther.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-09554-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-09555-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 269
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Cardiac Surgery
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