Contemporary Endocrinology

Hormones and the Heart in Health and Disease

Editors: Share, Leonard (Ed.)

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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 circulat­ 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.

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"Each of the contributors is an acknowledged expert in the field and the chapters are carefully prepared and contain sufficient citations to make these contributions of reference value. . .The comprehensive nature of the book is further supported by the review of renin-angiotensin, endothelin, and insulin. . . I find this book to be useful as a reference source and also for its completeness. "-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Natriuretic Peptides and the Heart

    Gardner, David G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Adrenomedullin and the Heart

    Samson, Willis K.

    Pages 21-38

  • Cardiac and Vascular Actions of Urocortin

    Parkes, David G. (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

  • The Renin-Angiotensin System and the Heart

    Gavras, Haralambos (et al.)

    Pages 53-67

  • Adrenocortical Hormones and the Heart

    Gomez-Sanchez, Celso E.

    Pages 69-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hormones and the Heart in Health and Disease
Editors
  • Leonard Share
Series Title
Contemporary Endocrinology
Series Volume
21
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-708-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-708-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-89603-726-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-5420-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 260
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