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The Artery and the Process of Arteriosclerosis

Pathogenesis The first half of the Proceedings of an Interdisciplinary Conference on Fundamental Data on Reactions of Vascular Tissue in Man April 19–25, 1970, Lindau, West Germany

  • Stewart Wolf

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 16B)

About this book

Introduction

The present volume contains the first half of the edited tran­ script of a six-day Conference, "Fundamental Data on Reactions of Vascular Tissue in Man," held April 19-25, 1970, in Lindau, West Germany. The remainder of the proceedings, dealing with the epide­ miologic, clinical and preventive aspects of arteriosclerosis, will be published in a second volume. The Conference was held under the auspices of the International Society of Cardiology, the International Cardiology Foundation and the European Atherosclerosis Group. The aim of the Conference was to achieve a synthesis of present knowledge concerning arterioscle­ rosis. Therefore, workers were brought together from several coun­ tries and from various disciplines that do not ordinarily intercom­ municate for free exchange of data and ideas. Six broad subject areas were introduced by single papers; three of them are included in this volume. In the discussion which followed each formal pres­ entation, the participants attempted to reconcile disparate data and interpretations and to reach .a clear identification of important areas of ignorance and of crucial questions for future research. The format of the proceedings does not follow precisely that of the Conference itself. The formal papers are included, somewhat ab­ breviated, and excerpts of the discussion have been gathered under a series of topics arranged in logical sequence. Therefore, the quoted statements do not necessarily appear in order or in the place in the program where they were made. Principal issues, syntheses and unanswered questions are interspersed among the topics as edi­ torial comments.

Keywords

arteriosclerosis artery atherosclerosis cardiology research tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Stewart Wolf
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA
  2. 2.The Marine Biomedical InstituteGalvestonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-8130-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1971
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-8132-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-8130-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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