The Cardiac Lymphatic System

An Overview

Editors: Karunamuni, Ganga (Ed.)

  • Provides in-depth coverage of the cardiac lymphatic vessels and the essential nature of their patterning and development
  • Useful to a broad audience interested in cardiovascular medicine and physiology
  • Gives readers vital information on the crucial role played by the cardiac lymphatic vessels in preserving normal heart function
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The heart is invested with a complex, intertwining network of blood and lymphatic vessels which, respectively, provide the cardiac tissue with oxygen and nutrients and eliminate excess fluid from the interstitium. The coronary blood vessels have been the focus of much investigation in the past few decades. On the other hand, the literature regarding the cardiac lymphatic vessels remains sparse, despite their important role in maintaining normal heart function. With this in mind, a better understanding of the cardiac lymphatic network and its ability to regulate fluid homeostasis within the heart could give us insight into developing therapies for the alleviation of several cardiac pathological conditions.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • A General Outline of the Cardiac Lymphatic System

    Marios Loukas, Sameer Shah, Shivayogi Bhusnurmath, Bharti Shivayogi Bhusnurmath, R. Shane Tubbs

    Pages 3-15

  • Development and Patterning of the Cardiac Lymphatic Network

    Jörg Wilting, Jörg Männer

    Pages 17-31

  • The Link Between Lymphatic Obstruction and Congenital Heart Disease

    Manish Bansal

    Pages 35-44

  • The Role of Lymphatics in Atherogenesis, Myocardial Infarction, Congestive Heart Failure, and Cardiac Transplantation

    Shin Lin, Stanley G. Rockson

    Pages 45-62

  • The Lymphatics in Normal and Pathological Heart Valves

    Ivana Kholová MD, PhD, Galina Dragneva MSc, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala MD, PhD

    Pages 63-71

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6773-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cardiac Lymphatic System
Book Subtitle
An Overview
Editors
  • Ganga Karunamuni
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6774-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6774-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6773-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 184
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