About this book
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide. In 2005 17.5 million people, representing 30% of all global deaths, died of cardiovascular disease. For this reason every effort needs to be made to improve the early diagnosis and treatment procedures for combating this disease. This book - edited by Professors Erdmann and Barciszewski, both internationally recognised experts in the field of RNA molecular biology, and Professor Poller, an internationally respected expert in cardiology - will offer more than an introduction to these fields. More importantly, it will also lead the reader to the newest developments in RNA methods and technologies and show how they are currently employed for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. This book is also a must for all those interested in knowing more about the molecular medicine of tomorrow and how it will be revolutionised by its newest approach - RNA technologies.