Pathogenesis of Stress-Induced Heart Disease

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Stress and Heart Disease, June 26–29, 1984, Winnipeg, Canada

  • Robert E. Beamish
  • Vincenzo Panagia
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Adrenergic Mechanisms and Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. N. Pierce, K. S. Dhillon, L. E. Alto, M. J. Daly, J. C. Khatter, A. Guerin et al.
      Pages 44-57
    3. D. W. Corder, C. E. Heyliger, R. E. Beamish, N. S. Dhalla
      Pages 58-65
    4. L. G. Lelievre, D. Charlemagne, B. Swynghedauw, C. Mouas, M. Preteseille, P. Oliviero et al.
      Pages 79-88
  3. Catecholamines and Functional Changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Peter Danilo Jr., Michael R. Rosen
      Pages 102-112
    3. V. Panagia, V. Elimban, C. E. Heyliger, M. Tregaskis, R. E. Beamish, N. S. Dhalla
      Pages 121-131
    4. J. M. J. Lamers, J. T. Stinis, P. D. Verdouw, W. C. Hülsmann
      Pages 132-146
    5. G. L. Todd, F. C. Clayton, M. E. McKinney, H. Ruddel, J. C. Buell, R. S. Eliot
      Pages 185-195
  4. Catecholamines-Induced Cell Damage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. P. L. Wahi, R. N. Chakravarti, I. S. Anand, M. Kumar, Madhu Khuller, S. K. Bhattacharya
      Pages 261-269
    3. S. Roman, M. J. B. Kutryk, R. E. Beamish, N. S. Dhalla
      Pages 270-280
    4. Stephanie B. Matthews, Anthony K. Campbell
      Pages 281-292
  5. Prostaglandins and Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. T. Kuzuya, S. Hoshida, M. Yamagishi, M. Ohmori, H. Matsuda, M. Tada
      Pages 295-308
    3. D. B. McNamara, D. S. Rush, M. D. Kerstein, J. A. Bellan, P. R. Mayeux, M. F. Adinolfi et al.
      Pages 333-341
    4. D. B. McNamara, A. Z. Landry, M. D. Kerstein, J. L. Hussey, L. J. Ignarro, H. L. Lippton et al.
      Pages 342-352
  6. Lipids and Heart Disease

About this book


A recent comprehensive study of stress and human health by the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences concludes that individuals who experience any of a wide range of stressful events or situations are at increased risk of developing a physical or mental disorder, including heart disease. Since cardiovascular disease continues to be a leading cause of illness and death, and since the etiology and pathogenesis of several of the commonest forms of heart disease are incompletely known, it is of fundamental impor­ tance to study the potential role of stress in the genesis of heart disease. Accordingly an International Symposium on Stress and Heart Disease was held in Winnipeg, Canada, June 26-29, 1984 and the proceedings form the basis of this book and its companion volume, "Stress and Heart Disease". The connection between stress (the behavioral sciences) and heart disease (the biomedical sciences) occurs in the mechanisms through which the brain affects or controls the endocrine and the autonomic nervous systems. Initially this linkage appeared to be relatively simple, mainly involving catecholamines and corticosteroids, and communication between nerve cells was thought to be electrical. Now knowledge has increased and concepts have change dramatic­ ally. Major advances have occurred in biochemical, anatomical, physiological, pharmacological, pathological and behavioral aspects of the neuroendocrine system. The over­ whelming significance of chemical communication in the nli xviii nervous system has become clear.


atherosclerosis cardiac function cardiovascular coronary artery disease heart vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert E. Beamish
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Panagia
    • 1
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManitobaCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9623-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2589-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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