Myocarditis

Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment

Editors: Caforio, Alida L P (Ed.)

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  • Illustrates diagnostic work-up and etiology-based therapy
  • Highlights the autoimmune origin of myocarditis
  • Written by leading international experts in the field
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This book is an up-to-date, comprehensive, clinically oriented guide to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with myocarditis. The opening chapters address the classification, histopathology and molecular diagnosis, as well as the polymorphic clinical presentations, ranging from myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries; arrhythmias of variable type and clinical severity and fulminant, acute, sub-acute or chronic heart failure; to life-threatening unexplained cardiogenic shock and sudden cardiac death.


Including chapters from leading International experts in the field, it covers all key issues from bench to bedside. Topics presented include epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical and diagnostic work-up, the role of endomyocardial biopsy and of non-invasive cardiac imaging, risk stratification, and cardiological and etiology-specific management and follow-up. For each topic, a comprehensive review of the current literature is provided and practical suggestions are offered for short- and long-term management. Lastly, future perspectives and gaps in the current knowledge are also addressed.

The book also covers a key discovery of last the 2 decades, namely the autoimmune origin of myocarditis in a sizable proportion of patients, discussing in detail the role of immunosuppression and immunomodulation, as well as the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the disease.

Mainly intended for cardiologists, general physicians, clinical immunologists and rheumatologists, it is also a valuable tool for residents in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology.

About the authors

Alida L. P. Caforio received her Medicine and Surgery degree and her specialty Cardiology diploma from the Pisa University and attended a pre-graduate and a post-graduate course at the Faculty of Medicine at Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa. She was a clinical research fellow at the Cardiovascular Research Unit, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital and at the Department of Cardiological Sciences, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London University, where she was subsequently appointed as honorary lecturer. She was involved in a joint clinical research project between this department (in collaboration with Prof. William J McKenna) and the Department of Immunology, Middlesex Hospital, University College Medical School, London (Prof. GF Bottazzo) on the role of autoimmunity in myocarditis and in dilated cardiomyopathy.  She has received numerous academic and research awards from national and international cardiac societies, including the Italian (SIC) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).  She was elected chairperson of both SIC and ESC Myocardial and Pericardial Disease Working Groups and was the coordinator of recent ESC expert consensus statements on myocarditis (2013, 2018) and dilated cardiomyopathy (2017). She is currently Chair of the ESC Long term Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis Registry. Since 1997 she has been a senior staff cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Cardiological, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences at the University of Padova-Azienda ospedaliera di Padova, and in 2018 was appointed associate professor of Cardiology at the University of Padova. Her main research focus relates to cardiac immunology, cardiomyopathies and transplantation, invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular imaging techniques particularly in the field of myocardial and pericardial disease.  Prof. Caforio is the author of 566 publications, 141 of which are peer-reviewed full papers, indexed in Medline.

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“The quality of this book is excellent. It is a valuable resource for cardiologists, clinical physicians, scientists, fellows, and residents involved in the care of cardiac patients.” (Tarun Bhandari, Doody's Book Reviews, June 5, 2020)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Myocarditis
Book Subtitle
Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment
Editors
  • Alida L P Caforio
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35276-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35276-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35275-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 353
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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