Search for dissertations about: "Cardiovascular system"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 444 swedish dissertations containing the words Cardiovascular system.

  1. 1. Novel functions of cardiovascular P2 receptors

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

    Author : Anna-Karin Wihlborg; [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

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. Acute cardiovascular effects of biofuel exhaust exposure

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

    Author : Jon Unosson; Jenny A Bosson; Anders Blomberg; Jeremy P Langrish; Campen Matthew; []
    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

  4. 4. Genetic studies on cardiovascular disease - identification of novel drug targets

    University dissertation from Cardiology

    Author : Stefan Amisten; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Genetics; Medicin människa och djur ; Medicine human and vertebrates ; platelet; single nucleotide polymorphism; myocardial infarction; stent; G-protein coupled receptor; P2Y; cytogenetics; Genetik; cytogenetik; Cardiovascular system; Kardiovaskulära systemet;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to identify novel potential drug targets of cardiovascular disease with a focus on G-protein coupled receptors. We identified a common genetic variant of the ATP receptor P2Y11, where an alanine is substituted with a threonine at position 87 of the P2Y11 receptor that increases the risk of developing acute myocardial infarction. READ MORE

  5. 5. Experimental and Clinical Studies on Platelet Receptors in Cardiovascular Disease

    University dissertation from Cardiology

    Author : Oscar Braun; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medicin människa och djur ; Medicine human and vertebrates ; inflammation; athersosclerosis; platelets; thrombosis; Cardiovascular system; Kardiovaskulära systemet;

    Abstract : The crucial role of platelets in maintaining primary hemostais has been evident for a long time and there is now also mounting evidence for their involvement in inflammation. In combination with aspirin, inhibition of the platelet P2Y12 ADP receptor with clopidogrel has become a cornerstone in the antiplatelet in acute coronary syndromes. READ MORE