About the book
The term "cerebral circulation" contains a large number of concepts which intertwine with each other. Arteries, veins and microcirculation constitute the substrate for developing different kinds of diseases.
New anatomo-physiological models for microcirculation are being developed in order to establish possible relationships with several neurodegenerative diseases. Blood-brain barrier and neurovascular unit models are proposed for studying mechanisms of neurodegeneration. Diagnostic imaging tools are continuously evolving in order to detect every anatomic, but also functional detail. Combined computational flow dynamics or silent magnetic resonance angiography are just a few of the newly developed imaging techniques. The frontiers of treatment of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke are expanding, in particular for the treatment of the secondary damages such as delayed cerebral ischemia. Finally, the venous system is attracting more and more interest. Several central nervous system disorders, such as Ménière’s disease, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, multiple sclerosis and transient monocular blindness have been associated with an impaired venous outflow.
The aim of the present book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art on cerebral circulation and new frontiers on models, diagnostics and treatments of related diseases.