Inflammatory Response in Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Edmo Atique Gabriel
  • Sthefano Atique Gabriel

Table of contents

  1. Congenital Heart Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Edward B. Diethrich
      Pages 355-366
  2. Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Edmo Atique Gabriel, Sthefano Atique Gabriel
      Pages 369-373
    3. Maqsood M. Elahi, Kenton J. Zehr
      Pages 375-382
  3. Heart and Lung Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. Ahmet Ruchan Akar, Serkan Durdu, Bahadır Inan, Mustafa Sırlak
      Pages 385-391
    3. David Sternberg, Joshua Sonett
      Pages 393-398
    4. Marcelo Biscegli Jatene, Estela Azeka
      Pages 399-402
    5. Janet Madill, Bianca Arendt, Chung-Wai Chow, Johane Allard
      Pages 403-410
  4. Ventricular Assist Device

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Nikolaos A. Diakos, Omar Wever-Pinzon, Anthony S. Zannas, Stavros G. Drakos
      Pages 413-418
  5. Stem Cells in Cardiovascular Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Nasser Alkhamees, Alice Le Huu, Dominique Shum-Tim
      Pages 421-425
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-451

About this book


Much attention has been drawn to the impact of the inflammatory response in cardiovascular surgery. Minimizing deleterious effects of cardiovascular surgery consists of understanding the pathogenesis of the inflammatory response and how to modulate it using medical strategies and especially specific operative approaches. Despite the attention on this response, the concept has been underestimated and overlooked, and scientific information on it is still lacking in the medical literature.


Inflammatory Response in Cardiovascular Surgery includes the most recent and exciting topics regarding the relationship between inflammation and cardiovascular surgery. It provides comprehensive instruction to assist understanding of the inflammatory mechanisms involved and clarifies the basic immunologic and physiologic concepts. The book then includes discussion of the neuroendocrine response, pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and mechanisms of inflammation, while emphasizing the impact on surgery and pathologic aspects. As such this textbook will be vital reading for all involved in the management of cardiovascular surgical patients, such as cardiovascular and transplant surgeons, anesthesiologists, intensive care physicians, cardiovascular and vascular fellows, and researchers.


Antiphospholipid syndrome Carotid artery disease Endovascular surgery Thrombogenesis Transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Edmo Atique Gabriel
    • 1
  • Sthefano Atique Gabriel
    • 2
  1. 1.University Nove de JulhoSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Pontifícia Universidade Católica de CampSão PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology