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Vascular disease is the commonest cause of death in Westernized countries and its incidence is on the increase in developing countries. It follows that considerable research is directed at establishing effective treatment for acute vascular events. Long-term treatment has also received considerable attention (e.g. for symptomatic relief). Furthermore, effective prevention, whether primary or secondary, is backed by the findings of several landmark trials.

Vascular disease is a complex field with primary care physicians and nurse practitioners as well as several specialties involved. The latter include cardiology, vascular and cardio thoracic surgery, general medicine, radiology, clinical pharmacology and neurology (stroke units). Current Vascular Pharmacology will publish reviews to update all those concerned with the treatment of vascular disease. For example, reviews commenting on recently published trials or new drugs will be included. In addition to clinically relevant topics we will consider 'research-based' reviews dealing with future developments and potential drug targets. Therefore, another function of Current Vascular Pharmacology is to bridge the gap between clinical practice and ongoing research.

Debates will also be encouraged in the correspondence section of this journal.

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

Volume 7, Number 3, July 2009

Editorial: [Statins and Cardiovascular Events in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease on Hemodialysis. The AURORA Results Suggest the Need for Earlier Intervention]
pp. 264-266(3)
Authors: Athyros, Vasilios G.; Tziomalos, Konstantinos; Karagiannis, Asterios; Mikhailidis, Dimitri P.

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Future Challenges for Microsomal Transport Protein Inhibitors
pp. 277-286(10)
Authors: Wierzbicki, Anthony S.; Hardman, Tim; Prince, William T.

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The Complement Cascade: New Avenues in Stroke Therapy
pp. 287-292(6)
Authors: Komotar, Ricardo J.; Starke, Robert M.; Arias, Eric J.; Garrett, Matthew C.; Otten, Marc L.; Merkow, Maxwell B.; Hassid, Benjamin; Mocco, J.; Sughrue, Michael E.; Kim, Grace H.; Mack, William J.; Ducruet, Andrew F.; Connolly, E. S.

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Ginseng Compounds: An Update on their Molecular Mechanisms and Medical Applications
pp. 293-302(10)
Authors: Lu, Jian-Ming; Yao, Qizhi; Chen, Changyi

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New Anticoagulants: Focus on Venous Thromboembolism
pp. 309-329(21)
Authors: Gomez-Outes, Antonio; Lecumberri, Ramon; Pozo, Carmen; Rocha, Eduardo

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Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Their Potential Role in Blood Pressure Prevention and Management
pp. 330-337(8)
Authors: Cicero, Arrigo F.G.; Ertek, Sibel; Borghi, Claudio

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Adverse Bioeffects of Ultrasound Contrast Agents Used in Echocardiography: True Safety Issue or “Much Ado About Nothing”?
pp. 338-346(9)
Authors: Aggeli, Constadina; Giannopoulos, Georgios; Lampropoulos, Konstantinos; Pitsavos, Christos; Stefanadis, Christodoulos

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Role of Pharmacotherapy in Cardiac Ion Channelopathies
pp. 358-366(9)
Authors: El-Sherif, Nabil; Pedalino, Ronald; Himel IV, Herman

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Clinical Aspects of Melatonin in the Acute Coronary Syndrome
pp. 367-373(7)
Authors: Dominguez-Rodriguez, Alberto; Abreu-Gonzalez, Pedro; Reiter, Russel J.

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Arterial Accelerated Aging in Dialysis Patients: The Clinical Impact of Vascular Calcification
pp. 374-380(7)
Authors: Brancaccio, Diego; Bellasi, Antonio; Cozzolino, Mario; Galassi, Andrea; Gallieni, Maurizio

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells: A Good Candidate for Restenosis Therapy?
pp. 381-393(13)
Authors: Forte, Amalia; Galderisi, Umberto; Cipollaro, Marilena; Cascino, Antonino

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Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease
pp. 414-422(9)
Authors: Gouni-Berthold, Ioanna; Krone, Wilhelm; Berthold, Heiner K.

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