This reference book on angiology was written by prominent German clinicians and edited by Ratschow, who for many years specialized in this field. The anatomy of the arteries and capillaries is described first. Presentation of the physiology and pathophysiology of the peripheral blood circulation follows. Pathological anatomy of the arterial system is described next. The etiology and pathogenesis of peripheral circulatory disturbances is the topic of the following chapter. General diagnostic aspects and general therapy are discussed in separate chapters.
The second part of the book contains the description of the different vascular diseases. Vascular disorders are classified as neuropathic and organic lesions. The latter include abnormalities of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic circulation. The final chapter is devoted to the aspects of life insurance as related to peripheral vascular disease.
Angiology is a recent subspecialty of cardiovascular diseases with a history of only 10 years. New diagnostic methods and