Helena Lenasi

University of LjubljanaSlovenia

Helena Lenasi is asisstant professor of physiology employed at Institute of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She obtained her MD title in 1996 and her PhD in 2003, both at University of Ljubljana. Her working activities mainly include teaching and education. She gives lectures in physiology for pre- and postgraduate students at Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Sport at University of Ljubljana. Her main research interests are cardiovascular and exercise physiology with a focus on human microcirculation in health and disease. She is a member of Slovenian Physiological Society as part of the Federation of European Physiological Societies, Medical Chamber of Slovenia and European Society for Microcirculation. She is an editor of Slovenian Medical Journal and Southeastern European Medical Journal and has served as a reviewer and author of scientific papers and textbook chapters.

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3chapters authored

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The endothelium enables communication between blood and tissues and is actively involved in cardiovascular homeostasis. Endothelial dysfunction has been recognized as an early step in the development of cardiovascular diseases: respectively, endothelium represents a potential therapeutic niche with multiple targets. The purpose of the book is to point out some recent findings of endothelial physiology and pathophysiology emphasizing various aspects of endothelial dysfunction connected to the body's internal and external environment. While basic features of the endothelium are presented in an introductory chapter, the authors of the following 17 chapters have provided extensive insight into some selected topics of endothelial (dys)function. The book would hopefully be useful for anyone interested in recapitulating endothelial (patho)physiology and expanding knowledge of molecular mechanisms involved in endothelial dysfunction, relevant also for further clinical investigations.

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