Progress in Inflammation Research

Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy (DCMi) - Pathogenesis and Therapy

Editors: Schultheiss, Heinz-Peter, Noutsias, Michel (Eds.)

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Cardiomyopathy is one of the most frequent causes of heart failure, and a leading entity of cardiac transplantation in the era of modern heart failure regimens. This volume focuses on major advances in inflammatory cardiomyopathy (DCMi) during the past 10 years.

The book is divided up into the following sections: 1. Myocarditis and inflammatory cardiomyopathy – clinical management, epidemiology and prognosis; 2. Animal Models of myocarditis – autoimmunity and viral infection and therapeutic interventions; 3. Alterations of the immune system in human viral and inflammatory cardiomyopathy; 4. Diagnostic concepts of inflammatory and viral cardiomyopathy in endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs) including cardiac magnetic resonance; 5. Conventional and immunomodulatory treatment strategies in inflammatory cardiomyopathy patients.

An international group of authors discusses topics as the histological Dallas criteria for clinical diagnostics, emerging relevance of immunohistological detection of DCMi and detectability of viruses in EMBs, and epidemiology and standard clinical treatment of acute myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy patients.

This volume serves as a valuable source for cardiologists and cardiovascular pathologists to update their knowledge on DCMi, a still enigmatic and fascinating cardiovascular disorder, which has made major steps from bench to bedside in the past decade.

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Cardiomyopathy is one of the most frequent causes of heart failure, and a leading entity of cardiac transplantation in the era of modern heart failure regimens. This volume focuses on major advances in inflammatory cardiomyopathy (DCMi) during the past 10 years. The book is divided up into the following sections: 1. Myocarditis and inflammatory cardiomyopathy – clinical management, epidemiology and prognosis; 2. Animal Models of myocarditis – autoimmunity and viral infection; therapeutic interventions; 3. Alterations of the immune system in human viral and inflammatory cardiomyopathy; 4. Diagnosis of inflammatory and viral cardiomyopathy; 5. Treatment strategies in inflammatory cardiomyopathy patients. An international group of authors discusses topics as the histological Dallas criteria for clinical diagnostics, emerging relevance of immunohistological detection of DCMi and detectability of viruses in EMBs, and epidemiology and standard clinical treatment of acute myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy patients. This volume serves as a valuable source for cardiologists and cardiovascular pathologists to update their knowledge on DCMi, a still enigmatic and fascinating cardiovascular disorder, which has made major steps from bench to bedside in the past decade.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of pericarditis

    Maisch, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Epidemiology and Prognosis of Myocarditis and dilated Cardiomyopathy: Predictive Value of Clinical Parameters and Biopsy Findings

    Dec, G. William

    Pages 25-34

  • Autoimmune Murine Myocarditis and Immunomodulatory Interventions

    Berger, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 37-49

  • Coxsackievirus-induced murine myocarditis and immunomodulatory interventions

    Noutsias, Michel (et al.)

    Pages 51-69

  • Myocardial Proteases and Matrix Remodeling in Acute Myocarditis and Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy

    Rutschow, Susanne (et al.)

    Pages 71-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy (DCMi) - Pathogenesis and Therapy
Editors
  • Heinz-Peter Schultheiss
  • Michel Noutsias
Series Title
Progress in Inflammation Research
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8352-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8352-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-8351-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
294
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