© 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, All rights reserved. Adipose tissue can be considered as a huge gland producing paracrine and endocrine hormones, the adipokines. In pathological situations, as obesity, there is a change in the profile of adipokines released, with less production of the “healthy” adipokines such as adiponectin and more release of the “unhealthy” adipokines, leading to the development of cardiovascular disease. In this chapter, we review the role of prominent adipokines in the cardiovascular system with additional mention of novel adipokines. The role of specialized fat depots in vascular pathology will also be discussed.
|Title of host publication||PanVascular Medicine, Second Edition|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|