Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Regenerating the Heart

Stem Cells and the Cardiovascular System

Editors: Cohen, Ira S., Gaudette, Glenn R. (Eds.)

  • Includes material on all stem cell types used for cardiac regeneration, including iPS cells
  • Covers regeneration from basic science through clinical trials to cell-to-tissue aspects of regeneration, providing a bench-to-bedside approach
  • In addition to mechanical and electrical regeneration (myocytes), this text covers cardiovascular blood vessels and heart valves
  • Also presents methods for evaluating the effectiveness of cell therapy in the heart
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About this book

Medical research made huge strides in treating heart disease in the 20th century, from drug-eluding stents to automatic internal defibrillators. Public awareness of the dangers of heart disease has never been more pervasive. Now, though, ten years into a new millennium, scientists are gearing up for the next great challenges in tackling this pervasive condition. Cell therapy is going to be a key weapon in the fight against heart disease. It has the potential to address many cardiovascular conditions. From heart failure to atrioventricular nodal dysfunction, the young but promising field of cell therapy is set to play a significant role in developing the cures that the upcoming decades of hard work will yield.

Regenerating the Heart: Stem Cells and the Cardiovascular System organizes the field into a digestible body of knowledge. Its four sections cover mechanical regeneration, electrical regeneration, cardiac tissues and in vivo stem cell therapies. An array of talented researchers share the fruits of their labors, with chapters covering such crucial issues as the cardiogenic potential of varying stem cell types, the ways in which they might be used to tackle arrhythmias, their possible application to biological replacements for cardiac tissues such as valves, and the varying approaches used in the in vivo evaluation of stem cell therapies, including methods of delivering stem cells to the myocardium.

This comprehensive survey of an area of research with such exciting potential is an invaluable resource both for veteran stem cell researchers who need to monitor fresh developments, and for newly minted investigators seeking inspirational examples.

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“Regenerating the Heart: Stem Cells and the Cardiovascular System is therefore a very welcome, insightful resource for stem cell enthusiasts yet, at the same time, digestible to researchers with a casual interest in the subject. … the book reviews recent advances, balancing technical detail, clinical consideration and directions for future research prospects. … the book offers the most complete bench to bedside appraisal to date, documenting ‘where the field has been, where it is and where it is heading’ … .” (Nicola Smart, Cardiology News, December/January, 2013)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cohen, Ira S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Inducing Embryonic Stem Cells to Become Cardiomyocytes

    Becker, Alexander M. (et al.)

    Pages 7-24

  • Regenerating Function In Vivo with Myocytes Derived from Embryonic Stem Cells

    Baraniak, Priya R. (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Excitation–Contraction Coupling, Functional Properties, and Autonomic and Hormonal Regulation in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes

    Sedan, Oshra (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Embryonic Stem Cell Derivatives for Cardiac Therapy: Advantages, Limitations, and Long-Term Prospects

    Weiler-Sagie, Michal (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

Buy this book

eBook $259.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-61779-021-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $329.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61779-020-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $329.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61779-732-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regenerating the Heart
Book Subtitle
Stem Cells and the Cardiovascular System
Editors
  • Ira S. Cohen
  • Glenn R. Gaudette
Series Title
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-61779-021-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-61779-021-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-61779-020-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61779-732-3
Series ISSN
2196-8985
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 558
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