Search for dissertations about: "Cardiovascular system"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 428 swedish dissertations containing the words Cardiovascular system.

  1. 1. Development of a Passive Immunization Strategy Against Atherosclerosis

    University dissertation from Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

    Author : Alexandru Schiopu; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; regression; plaque; peptide; oxidized LDL; immune system; carotid stenosis; cardiovascular diseases; apolipoprotein B-100; atherosclerosis; Kardiovaskulära systemet; Cardiovascular system; vascular injury; ultrasound; antibodies;

    Abstract : Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease, characterized by the accumulation of lipids and fibrous tissue in the wall of medium and large-sized arteries. The characteristic culprit of the disease is the atheroma, or atherosclerotic plaque, a patchy thickening of the arterial wall which affects the lumen, inducing various degrees of stenosis. READ MORE

  2. 2. Novel functions of cardiovascular P2 receptors

    University dissertation from Anna-Karin Wihlborg, Department of Cardiology, Lund University

    Author : Anna-Karin Wihlborg; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cardiovascular system; Kardiovaskulära systemet; mRNA; EDHF; UTP; UDP; ADP; ATP; P2 receptor; contraction; dilatation; endothelial cells; Heart; VSMC;

    Abstract : The aim of the thesis was to examine the expression and function of the extracellular nucleotide P2 receptors in the cardiovascular system. In the cardiovascular system nucleotides are released during shear stress, hypoxia, ischemia, from endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, aggregating platelets, inflammatory cells and erythrocytes. READ MORE

  3. 3. Blood rheology alterations in cardiovascular disease

    University dissertation from Department of Cardiology, Clinical sciences, Lund University

    Author : Carl Gunnar Gustavsson; [1996]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Kardiovaskulära systemet; Cardiovascular system; erythr; microcirculation; haematocrit; haemoglobin; plasma viscosity; haemorheology; blood viscosity; recurrence; percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; coronary disease; angina pectoris; pulmonary hypertension; Syndrome X; dilated cardiomyopathy;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with the haemorheological aspects of cardiovascular diseases. The resistance of blood to flow is determined by the rheological properties of blood as well as by organic stenoses and regulatory tonus changes in the vessels. READ MORE

  4. 4. Acute cardiovascular effects of biofuel exhaust exposure

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Jon Unosson; Umeå universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cardiovascular; air pollution; endothelial dyssfunction; arterial stiffness; wood smoke; woodsmoke; biodiesel; RME; biofuel; diesel exhaust;

    Abstract : BackgroundAnthropogenic air pollution is a global health problem estimated to contribute to millions of premature deaths. Exposure to biomass smoke is common due to varying sources, such as wildfires, indoor cooking over open fires, and residential heating from wood stoves. READ MORE

  5. 5. Macrophage Activation and AP-1 in Atherosclerosis

    University dissertation from Faculty of Medicine, Lund University

    Author : Maria Stollenwerk; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Kardiovaskulära systemet; Proteins; enzymology; Proteiner; enzymologi; Cardiovascular system; carotid plaque; interleukin-1b; caspase-1.; very low-density lipoprotein; fatty acids; activator protein-1; inflammation; Atherosclerosis; nuclear factor-kB; macrophages; tumor necrosis factor;

    Abstract : High levels of very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) and intermediate density lipoprotein (IDL) have been identified as independent risk factors for coronary heart disease. Hypertriglyceridemia is generally associated with an increased expression of inflammatory makers and inflammation is thought to contribute to atherosclerosis and its complications. READ MORE