Hypertension And The Brain As An End-organ Target

March 30, 2018|
Hypertension And The Brain As An End-organ Target by H Girouard
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The first comprehensive overview of the effects of hypertension on the brain. The book discusses not only the relationship between hypertension and stroke, but also the much less studied relationship between hypertension and cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer''s. It seeks to answer two important questions. First, what are the conditions under which hypertension is associated with stroke, cognitive decline, and neurodegenerative disease? And second, what are the biological mechanisms by which hypertension alters brain homeostasis? By looking at the biological mechanisms of these relationships, this book provides insight to neuroscientists and neurologists regarding why anti-hypertension treatments make a big difference in the case of stroke, but have very little impact on cognitive decline and brain aging.

Dr Girouard completed her PhD in cardiovascular physiology in 2002 at the Université de Montreal under the supervision of Dr. J. de Champlain, a specialist in the field of hypertension. She then pursued two fellowships, both on the study of cerebrovascular regulation: one at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and a se...
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Title:Hypertension And The Brain As An End-organ Target
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:221 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:221 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Published:March 30, 2018
Publisher:Springer Nature
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319798158

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