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Medicine - Internal Medicine | Hormones and the Heart in Health and Disease

Hormones and the Heart in Health and Disease

Series: Contemporary Endocrinology, Vol. 21

Share, Leonard (Ed.)

1999, X, 260 p.

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The maintenance of arterial blood pressure and the distribution of blood flow to the various organs of the body depends on the control of the pumping action of the heart and of the resistance of the vascular beds in the individual organs in accordance with their metabolic needs. These controls are achieved through the integrated actions of circulatĀ­ ing hormones, humoral factors that are synthesized and released in the heart and blood vessels, and the autonomic nervous system. The heart, however, is not only the target for the direct and indirect actions of a number of hormones and humoral factors, it is also an endocrine organ in the traditional sense, synthesizing and secreting into the circulation chemical factors that act at distant sites. In this treatise, Hormones and the Heart in Health and Disease, we interpret "endocrinology" broadly and consider traditional hormones as well as autocoids that are secreted by the heart or that act on it. In this overview, the relevant chapters are indicated in parentheses. The discovery of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP; atrial natriuretic factor, ANF) in the 1980s indicated that the heart does indeed function as an endocrine organ in the classic sense. ANP (Chapter I) is synthesized in the heart and secreted into the circulation for actions on the kidney, where it is a potent natriuretic agent, and on the vasculature, where it causes vasodilation. ANP can also affect myocardial contractility.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » aldosterone - blood vessel - cardiovascular - endothelium - insulin - pathophysiology - physiology

Related subjects » Internal Medicine

Table of contents 

Natriuretic Peptides and the Heart, David G. Gardner, Branka Kovacic-Milivojevic, Faquan Liang, and Songcang Chen. Adrenomedullin and the Heart, Willis K. Samson. Cardiac and Vascular Actions of Urocortin, David G. Parkes and Clive N. May. The Renin-Angiotensin System and the Heart, Haralambos Gavras and Irene Gavras. Adrenocortical Hormones and the Heart: A Steroidogenic Endocrine Organ as Well as Target Organ?, Celso E. Gomez-Sanchez. Catecholamines and the Heart, Matthew N. Levy. Vasopressin and the Heart, Vernon S. Bishop and Max G. Sanderford. Insulin and the Heart, Roger W. Brownsey, Brian Rodrigues, Subodh Verma, and John H. McNeill. Kinins in the Heart, Oscar A. Carretero. Endothelin and the Heart, David P. Brooks and Eliot H. Ohlstein. Nitric Oxide and the Heart, Robert D. Bernstein, Fabio A. Recchia, Gabor Kaley, and Thomas H. Hintze. Contribution of Eicosanoids in the Heart, Kafait U. Malik. Estrogen and the Heart, Jay M. Sullivan. Androgen and Estrogen Effects on Plasma Lipids in Men, Carrie J. Bagatell and William J. Bremner. Index.

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