The system connects the arteries to the veins. There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the adult human body. Any problem along this vascular system can cause severe diseases, such as stroke, peripheral artery disease (PAD), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), carotid artery disease (CAD), arteriovenous malformation (AVM), critical limb ischemia (CLI), pulmonary embolism (blood clots), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), and varicose veins. We do not fully understand vascular disease, but once it occurs, we are unable to reverse it purely with modern medical technology. In Herbal Medicine: Back to the Future: Volume 2, Vascular Health, a team of 15 professors, doctors, and healthcare specialists in the medical and healthcare field present a completely new and comprehensive explanation of herbs and their role in preventing and healing properties towards vascular diseases. The book series, now in its second volume, is edited by Ferid Murad (Nobel Laureate), Atta-ur Rahman (FRS) and Ka Bian. The book covers both single herbs and herbs used in combinations, with up-to-date information on the recent research of effective elements and purified extracts of the herbs. Herbal Medicine: Back to the Future: Volume 2, Vascular Health provides a working model of how to best apply the region's therapeutic plant life. The book offers a practical guide to the vascular healing properties of herbs, with excellent remedies for blood vessel ailments. It is an essential reference for every herbalist's library.
About The Editors
Ferid Murad (Nobel Laureate)
Ferid Murad is the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the role of nitrous oxide released by drugs such as nitroglycerin in smooth muscles. He received his MD and pharmacology Ph.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University in 1965. He has 131 international publications in the field of physiology, medicine, and pharmacology. He was awarded the Ciba Award Recipient in 1988 and Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award in 1996. Currently he is Senior Research Advisor at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, California, USA.
Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cambridge University (1968), has 1142 international publications in several fields of organic chemistry including 775 research publications, 43 international patents, 70 chapters in books and 253 books published largely by major U.S. and European presses. He is the Editor-in-Chief of eight European Chemistry journals. He is Editor of the world's leading encyclopedic series of volumes on natural products "Studies in Natural Product Chemistry" 60 volumes of which have been published under his Editorship by Elsevier during the last two decades. He is currently professor emeritus at ICCBS and HEJ Research Institute of chemistry at the University of Karachi.
Dr. Ka Bian is a professor at the George Washington Cancer Centre. Dr. Bian's research has been focused on NO / cGMP signaling. Through the research on human adult and/or embryonic and cancer stem cells, Dr. Bian has proposed that NO/ cGMP signaling exerts its pathologic effects with two major mechanisms: Up-stream iNOS centered pathway is involved in the enhanced pro-inflammatory status that is key element for cellular damage and cancer micro-environment formation. Down-stream sGC / cGMP mediated pathway is responsible to proliferation, differentiation and self-renewal of stem/cancer cells. Dr. Bian has been involved in the research of Traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine with extended knowledge of herb extraction, purification, pharmacology and clinical trial design. He is expanding the herb research into the area of new therapy development for cancer metastasis and cardiovascular disease.
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