The attached slide materials represent the seventh in a series of slide/lecture programs that focus on what continues to be one of the most exciting new fields of emerging data: The endothelium and its role in cardiovascular health and disease.
These materials extend the knowledge presented in the six previous programs that helped define the endothelium as a mediator of cardiovascular function and structure. Endothelial function is now recognized as critically important in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular conditions that are common in people with diabetes. The endothelium is considerably influenced by components of the cardiovascular dysmetabolic syndrome, including insulin resistance, hypertension and lipids. As our understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease is revised, our treatment algorithms should also be updated. This program covers current knowledge concerning the pathophysiology and clinical trials assessing treatments based on this knowledge.
The outline that follows is keyed to the slides. For each slide you will find succinct content points: