Occult Atherosclerotic Disease

Diagnosis, Assessment and Management

  • Abdul-Majeed Salmasi
  • Andrew N. Nicolaides

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 123)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pathophysiological considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard G. Petty
      Pages 3-17
    3. Aseel N. Fattah, Abdul-Kadir Abdulla
      Pages 19-31
  3. Occult carotid and cerebrovascular disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Thomas S. Hatsukami, D. Eugene Strandness Jr.
      Pages 35-44
  4. Occult coronary artery disease

  5. Occult atherosclerotic disease of the aorta and arteries of the lower limbs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Jack Collin
      Pages 205-218
    3. Kenneth A. Myers, P. Geoffrey Matthews, Mark L. Wahlqvist, Che Sam Lo
      Pages 243-268
  6. Occult atherosclerotic disease of the renal and mesenteric arteries

  7. New techniques, combined lesions and prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Richard S. Houlston, Steve E. Humphries
      Pages 293-308
    3. Susan Laing, Mary Ellis, Roger M. Greenhalgh
      Pages 319-334
    4. Brent M. Parker, Vaskar Mukerji
      Pages 335-347
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 349-361

About this book


Occult atherosclerotic diseases impose great challenges in the cardiovascular practice. Although their pathology is not much different from that of the overt group of diseases, the clinical approach to their diagnoses remains a puzzle. This has mainly emerged as a result of the problems faced in trying to pick up the vulnerable subjects from among the general public. More definitive candidates to be evaluated are those belonging to one of the high risk groups. There are no statistical figures available on the incidence of occult atherosclerotic disease in the "non risky" general public and this is definitely an area that needs further investigation. Atherosclerotic disease whether they are in the cerebral, coronary, renal or lower limb arteries are theoretically interrelated because the basic patho­ logical changes are usually similar. However there still remain some differ­ ences which are mainly due to variation in the flow pattern in the arteries. Thus it will be important clinically and from the management point of view to investigate for the presence of occult disease in other arteries if an atherosclerotic disease in a certain artery has been discovered. This approach is of a great significance especially from the preventive point of view in order to avoid catastrophic events which may have resulted from pathology in the other region.



Editors and affiliations

  • Abdul-Majeed Salmasi
    • 1
  • Andrew N. Nicolaides
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyCentral Middlesex HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Irvine Laboratory for Cardiovascular Investigation and ResearchSt. Mary’s HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5506-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3404-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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