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Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis

Improving State-of-the-Art Management and Search for Novel Targets

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  • Summarizes the latest studies on the management of cardiovascular risk factors
  • Reviews exhaustively the key recent research into the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases
  • Outlines various strategies of identifying and validating novel targets for prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology (HEP, volume 270)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Improving the Treatment of Established Targets

  2. Novel Drug Developments Addressing Predefined Targets

  3. Hypothesis Based Approaches to Unravel Novel Targets

  4. Hypothesis-free Approaches to Unravel Novel Targets


About this book

This open access book is supported by the European Atherosclerosis Society Association (EAS). This follow-up edition of the well-received Handbook volume 'Atherosclerosis: Diet and Drugs'  reflects the state-of-the-art and most recent developments in atherosclerosis research. Outstanding international experts give a comprehensive overview of the field covering topics, such as improving the treatment focusing on established targets, novel drug developments addressing pre-defined targets, hypothesis-based and hypothesis-free approaches to unravel novel targets. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    Arnold von Eckardstein

  • Department of Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

    Christoph J. Binder

About the editors

Previous publications in the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology series co-edited by Prof. ​Arnold von Eckardstein : Atherosclerosis: Diet and Drugs, 2005, Arnold von Eckardstein; High Density Lipoproteins, 2015, Arnold von Eckardstein, Dimitris Kardassis (eds.), Open Access

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis

  • Book Subtitle: Improving State-of-the-Art Management and Search for Novel Targets

  • Editors: Arnold von Eckardstein, Christoph J. Binder

  • Series Title: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-86075-2Published: 01 February 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-86078-3Published: 01 February 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-86076-9Published: 31 January 2022

  • Series ISSN: 0171-2004

  • Series E-ISSN: 1865-0325

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 538

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Cardiology, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Angiology, Metabolic Diseases

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