Pathophysiology of Heart Disease

Proceedings of the Symposium held at the Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Section of the International Society for Heart Research, July 8–11, 1986, Winnipeg, Canada

  • Naranjan S. Dhalla
  • Pawan K. Singal
  • Robert E. Beamish

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Presidential Address

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Myocardial Hypertrophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. R. Jacob, M. Vogt, H. Rupp
      Pages 39-56
    3. K. Rakusan, Z. Turek
      Pages 83-92
    4. Howard E. Morgan, Ellen E. Gordon, Balvin H. L. Chua, Louise A. Russo, Xenophon P. Xenophontos
      Pages 93-98
    5. Norman R. Alpert, Edward M. Blanchard, Louis A. Mulieri
      Pages 99-111
  4. Hypertension and Heart Failure

  5. Heart Disease in Diabetes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. John H. McNeill, Rao V. S. V. Vadlamudi, Brian Rodrigues
      Pages 165-176
    3. J. Scheuer, P. S. Pollack, A. Malhotra
      Pages 185-198
    4. N. Haugaard, M. E. Hess, A. Torbati, O. L. Tulp
      Pages 199-208
    5. John J. Spitzer, Cornel Dobrescu, Charles H. Lang, Kathleen H. Mcdonough
      Pages 209-222
    6. P. K. Ganguly, K. S. Dhalla, R. E. Beamish, I. R. Innes, N. S. Dhalla
      Pages 237-248
  6. Cardiomyopathies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Victor J. Ferrans, E. Rene Rodriguez, Yoshifumi Tomita, Kazuto Saito
      Pages 251-268
    3. Sidney S. Schreiber, Murray Oratz, Marcus A. Rothschild, Carole D. Evans
      Pages 269-283
    4. C. W. Tomlinson, J. H. McNeill, D. V. Godin
      Pages 285-296
    5. P. K. Singal, S. R. Bawa, R. Darbari, R. Kaur, C. M. R. Deally, R. Bawa
      Pages 297-309
    6. G. Jasmin, L. Proschek, G. Brisson, N. S. Dhalla
      Pages 311-322
  7. Cardiac Function in Shock

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Raymond E. Shepherd, Alastair H. Burns, Peter M. C. DeBlieux, Charles H. Lang, Kathleen H. McDonough
      Pages 335-356

About this book


It is indeed ironical that in the absence of a complete knowledge of Pathophysiology, clinical cardiologists are left with no choice but to do the best they can to help the patient with the armamentarium of drugs at their disposal. But nothing could be further from truth than to treat the diagnosed end point of a disease process without a full understanding of its patho­ physiology. This point was eloquently made by Dr. Arnold Katz in his Presidential Address (Chapter 1) at the 8th Annual Meeting of the American Section of the International Society for Heart Research held in Winnipeg, Canada, July 8-11, 1986. This volume represents a part of the scientific proceedings of this Meeting. From a reading of this treatise it will become evident that discoveries of newer scientific facts as well as a better understanding of pathophysiology are continuously influencing/ improving our therapeutic approaches in modern medicine. In this book, latest biochemical, physiological and pharmacological findings on different experimental models such as Myocaridal hypertrophy, Hypertension and heart failure, Diabetes, Cardio­ myopathies and Cardiac function in shock are described by internationally recognised experts. Hopefully information presented here will provide another building block to the edifice of Science of Cardiology which we all are trying to create. Acknowledgements We are grateful to the following Agencies and Foundations for their generous financial support of the Symposium, which formed the basis of this book. A. Major Contributors: 1. Manitoba Heart Foundation 2. Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute 3. Squibb Canada, Inc.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Naranjan S. Dhalla
    • 1
  • Pawan K. Singal
    • 1
  • Robert E. Beamish
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyYouville Research Institute, St. Boniface General Hospital and University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9219-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2051-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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