These slide materials represent the third 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 two 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. The endothelium is also considerably influenced by cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension, insulin resistance, and the subject of this program . . . lipids.
A new feature: Case study slides
The concluding slides cover three case histories that represent profiles of patients commonly seen in clinical practice. The purpose here is to enable speakers to translate the science of medicine into practical clinical medicine. Included are suggestions for eliciting enthusiastic discussion of management issues relating to cardiovascular risk reduction.
The outline that follows is keyed to the slides. Although this outline was conceived to help lecturers focus on lipids and the endothelium, you may find it useful to incorporate some of the earlier slide materials to establish basic concepts of endothelial function. For each slide you will find succinct content points: