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Immunopharmacology of the Heart
 
 

Immunopharmacology of the Heart, 1st Edition

 
Immunopharmacology of the Heart, 1st Edition,Clive Page,Michael Curtis,ISBN9780122002458
 
 
 

Page   &   Curtis   

Academic Press

9780122002458

162

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This volume sets out to consider a range of cardiac diseases for which drugs may play a therapeutic role by virtue of their effects on aspects of the immune system. The book reviews diseases of the heart which may involve an immunopharmacological component, and methods and techniques for the study of physiological and biochemical functions in the heart. An important focus is the immunopharmacology of the coronary vascular endothelium and the role of cellular and biochemical components of the immune system in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The content also includes a review of the use of immunologically relevant agents in the setting of cardiac transplantation from aclinical perspective. Immunotherapy has a definite role to play in cardiology to a greater or lesser extent than other forms of intervention, depending on the type of cardiac disease. Immunopharmacology of the Heart aims to identify and clarify this role and points to potential developments of the future. Immunopharmacology of the Heart is a volume for the SYSTEMS theme of The Handbook of Pharmacology. In common with all other volumes it contains standardized illustrations and terms/abbreviations (glossaries of illustrations and terms published at the back of the volume). Other topics covered include: Leukocytes and their role in ischaemic heart disease. Complement activation. Sudden cardiac death. The stunned myocardium and reperfusion injury.

Clive Page

Affiliations and Expertise

King's College London, U.K.

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Michael Curtis

Affiliations and Expertise

King's College, London, U.K.

Immunopharmacology of the Heart, 1st Edition

Diseases of the Heart: overview and identification of possible targets for immunopharmacological intervention.
Models for evaluation of cardiac function.
Immunopharmacology of the coronary vascular endothelium.
The role of leukocytes in ischaemic heart disease.
Complement activation in cardiac disease.
Prevention of sudden cardiac death by immunopharmacological intervention.
Inflammatory mediators and the stunned myocardium.
Immunotherapy and reperfusion injury in the heart.
Immunopharmacology of heart transplantation.
 
 

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