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Monocytes, Platelet and Platelet-Derived Microvesicles in Cardiovascular Disease

posted on 18.01.2018, 23:09 by MARIA TERESA KRISTINA ZALDIVIA
This thesis explored the role of immune cells, such as monocytes, platelets and platelet-derived microvesicles, in the pathogenesis of hypertension and its cardiovascular consequences. It highlights the beneficial effect of regulating immune cells in hypertension and cardiovascular disease, which holds promise for novel treatment strategies of cardiovascular disease.


Principal supervisor

Karlheinz Peter

Additional supervisor 1

Markus Schlaich

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Central Clinical School

Additional Institution or Organisation

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences