TY - CHAP A1 - Vera Bernardino A2 - Ana Rodrigues A3 - Ana Lladó A4 - Melissa Fernandes A5 - António Panarra ED1 - Marcelo Y1 - 2020-11-11 PY - 2020 T1 - The Impact of Nailfold Capillaroscopy in the Approach of Microcirculation N2 - The two main causes of death in the world are directly related to cardiovascular system disorders, ischemic heart disease, and stroke. These pathological conditions are caused by complex molecular mechanisms related to endothelial dysfunction and, finally, structural and functional alterations of blood vessels. Clinical evidence demonstrates the relevance of knowledge about vascular biology, from molecular mechanisms to clinical applications, especially for students of medical sciences or basic sciences. This book is an international effort of collaboration, with the purpose to create an academic tool for students or people interested in learning about vascular biology. I invite the readers to check the chapters and explore the topics developed by experts in the field. BT - Vascular Biology SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.90525 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.90525 SN - 978-1-83969-036-5 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-18 ER -