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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 9, Number 6, November 2011

Articles

Assessing The Treatment Effect in Metabolic Syndrome Without Perceptible Diabetes (ATTEMPT): A Prospective-Randomized Study in Middle Aged Men and Women
pp. 647-657(11)
Authors: G. Athyros, Vassilios; Ganotakis, Emmanouel; D. Kolovou, Genovefa; Nicolaou, Vassilios; Achimastos, Apostolos; Bilianou, Eleni; Alexandrides, Theodore; Karagiannis, Asterios; Paletas, Konstantinos; N. Liberopoulos, Evangelos; Tziomalos, Konstantinos; Petridis, Dimitrios; Kakafika, Anna; S. Elisaf, Moses; P. Mikhailidis, Dimitri

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Medical Treatment of Critical Limb Ischemia: Current State and Future Directions
pp. 658-676(19)
Authors: A. Mangiafico, Roberto; Mangiafico, Marco

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Therapeutic Potential of High Mobility Group Box-1 in Ischemic Injury and Tissue Regeneration
pp. 677-681(5)
Authors: Biscetti, Federico; Ghirlanda, Giovanni; Flex, Andrea

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Lipoprotein(a): Current Perspectives
pp. 682-692(11)
Authors: Gouni-Berthold, Ioanna; K. Berthold, Heiner

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Low Molecular Weight Heparins and Glomerular Filtration Rate: A Report to be Considered
pp. 693-697(5)
Authors: Fabbian, Fabio; De Giorgi, Alfredo; Pala, Marco; Tiseo, Ruana; Portaluppi, Francesco; Imberti, Davide; Manfredini, Roberto

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Hyperuricaemia and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): A Relationship with Implications for Vascular Risk?
pp. 698-705(8)
Authors: Katsiki, Niki; G. Athyros, Vasilios; Karagiannis, Asterios; P. Mikhailidis, Dimitri

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The Polyamine Pathway as a Potential Target for Vascular Diseases: Focus on Restenosis
pp. 706-714(9)
Authors: Forte, Amalia; Hellstrand, Per; Nilsson, Bengt-Olof; Grossi, Mario; Rossi, Francesco; Cipollaro, Marilena

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Choice of Antihypertensive Treatment in Subjects with Pre-Diabetes. Is There a Dream After the Navigator
pp. 715-722(8)
Authors: Eleftheriadou, Ioanna; Tsioufis, Costas; Tsiachris, Dimitrios; Tentolouris, Nicholas; Stefanadis, Christodoulos

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New Anti-Thrombotic Drugs for Stroke Prevention
pp. 723-732(10)
Authors: Nicola Dario Di Minno, Matteo; Russolillo, Anna; Camera, Marina; Brambilla, Marta; De Gregorio, Angela; Tremoli, Elena; Di Minno, Giovanni

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MicroRNAs as Potential Therapeutic Agents in the Treatment of Myocardial Infarction
pp. 733-740(8)
Authors: Heyn, Jens; Hinske, Christian; Mohnle, Patrick; Luchting, Benjamin; Beiras-Fernandez, Andres; Kreth, Simone

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Treatment of Cardiovascular Calcification in Uremia
pp. 741-749(9)
Authors: Mazzaferro, Sandro; Pasquali, Marzia; Cozzolino, Mario

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Functional Link Between Adenosine and Insulin: A Hypothesis for Fetoplacental Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction in Gestational Diabetes
pp. 750-762(13)
Authors: Guzman-Gutierrez, Enrique; Abarzua, Fernando; Belmar, Cristian; K. Nien, Jyh; A. Ramirez, Marco; Arroyo, Pablo; Salomon, Carlos; Westermeier, Francisco; Puebla, Carlos; Leiva, Andrea; Casanello, Paola; Sobrevia, Luis

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Bleeding, Vertebral Fractures and Vascular Calcifications in Patients Treated with Warfarin: Hope for Lower Risks with Alternative Therapies
pp. 763-769(7)
Authors: Fusaro, Maria; Crepaldi, Gaetano; Maggi, Stefania; D'Angelo, Angela; Calo, Lorenzo; Miozzo, Davide; Fornasieri, Alessandro; Gallieni, Maurizio

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