Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Pathology

Alaeddin Abukabda

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine


Hypertension Microcirculation Metabolism Vasculature Adipose Obesity Macrocirculation Inflammation Immunity Endothelium Dementia Genetics

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The scope of this book is to identify the major cardiovascular risk factors and repercussions of pulmonary arterial hypertension, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer`s disease, diabetes mellitus and other conditions and highlight the role the cardiovascular system plays in these pandemic diseases. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the aim of this book will focus specifically on the mechanisms of dysfunction of the components of the cardiovascular system (microcirculation, macrocirculation and heart), the molecular pathways that may be involved. Further, current knowledge gaps and potential therapeutic avenues are going to be discussed.

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Date completed: December 12th 2019

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: March 2nd 2020

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Review results due: May 21st 2020

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Expected publication date: July 20th 2020

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Alaeddin Abukabda

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Alaeddin Abukabda, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Physiology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA. His specializations are cardiovascular physiology, toxicology, and immunology. His research fields are biochemical and molecular pharmacological studies in pulmonary hypertension and vascular immunotherapy. He has published 14 peer-reviewed papers, 3 book chapters, 50 abstracts. He is a member of the Society of Toxicology, Society of Teratology, the Microcirculation Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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