Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxi
  2. Vascular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeffrey A. Towbin
      Pages 3-26
    3. Steven A. Vokes, Paul A. Krieg
      Pages 27-51
    4. Manfred Boehm, Cynthia St. Hilaire
      Pages 53-88
    5. Michael E. Widlansky, Mobin A. Malik
      Pages 89-120
    6. Göran K. Hansson
      Pages 121-135
    7. Peter C. Stapor, Katrien De Bock, Peter Carmeliet
      Pages 137-165
    8. Vyacheslav “Slava” A. Korshunov
      Pages 167-189
  3. Vascular Anatomy: Review of Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Jörg Wilting, T. Ivo Chao
      Pages 193-241
  4. Vascular Pathology: Selected Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Jose M. Castellano, Jason C. Kovacic, Valentin Fuster
      Pages 245-271
    3. Kazuyuki Yahagi, Fumiyuki Otsuka, Kenichi Sakakura, Michael Joner, Renu Virmani
      Pages 273-301
    4. Kenichi Sakakura, Fumiyuki Otsuka, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Renu Virmani, Michael Joner
      Pages 303-325
    5. Sundeep Singh Kalra, Catherine Shanahan
      Pages 327-341
  5. Vascular Physiology and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Marc Thiriet
      Pages 345-412
    3. Marc Thiriet
      Pages 413-483

About this book


Vascular management and care has become a truly multidisciplinary enterprise. As a result of scientific progress, the number of specialists involved in the treatment of patients with vascular diseases is steadily increasing. While in the past, treatments were delivered by individual specialists, in the twenty-first century a team approach is without doubt the most effective strategy. Depending on the clinical manifestations, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular specialists, angiologists, radiologists, vascular surgeons, neurologists, neurointerventionalists, lipidologists, blood coagulation specialists, and diabetologists, to name but a few, may be involved.

In order to promote professional excellence in this dynamic and rapidly evolving field, a shared knowledge base and interdisciplinary standards need to be established. PanVascular Medicine, 2nd edition has been designed to offer such an interdisciplinary platform, providing vascular specialists with state-of-the-art descriptive and procedural knowledge. Basic science, diagnostics, and therapy are all comprehensively covered. In a series of succinct, clearly written chapters, renowned specialists introduce and comment on the current international guidelines and present up-to-date reviews of all aspects of vascular care.     


Vascular diseases catheter-based vascular techniques coronary interdisciplinary curricula vascular and neurovascular surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Lanzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular Disease Department of Internal MedicineHealth Care Center BitterfeldBitterfeld-WolfenGermany

About the editors


Human medicine - School of Medicine, Albert – Ludwigs University Freiburg/Breisgau; final exam 1976

Fellowship in Internal medicine – Wilhelms University Münster/Teaching Hospital Herford

Research fellowship in cardiovascular medicine – Cardiovascular Research Institute, University California San Francisco

Clinical fellowship in cardiology – University Hospitals and Clinics, University California San Francisco

Training in interventional cardiology – St. Vincent’s Hospital Indianapolis

Training in interventional vascular medicine - St. Vincent’s Hospital Indianapolis


Positions held

Professor cardiovascular medicine, University Birmingham, Alabama

Professor cardiovascular radiology, Charles Dotter Institute Portland, Oregon

Chief of staff, Heart Center Coswig

Director, Internal medicine and Chief of staff, Cardiovascular Medicine, Teaching Hospital, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Bitterfeld-Wolfen (current)


Board certifications

Internal medicine


Vascular medicine

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance


Professional interests (current)

Cognitive skills in catheter-based cardiovascular therapy

Biology of vascular calcification



Married, 4 children

Interests: classical literature, student of Professor Harold Bloom, Yale; sports – any, but at present mostly cycling.

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