© 1998

Heart Cell Communication in Health and Disease

  • Editors
  • Walmor C. De Mello
  • Michiel J. Janse

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 200)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Walmor C. De Mello
    Pages 1-17
  3. Robert G. Gourdie, Wanda H. Litchenberg, Leonard M. Eisenberg
    Pages 19-43
  4. Eric C. Beyer, Kyung Hwan Seul, David M. Larson
    Pages 45-72
  5. Richard D. Veenstra, Hong-Zhan Wang
    Pages 73-103
  6. Walmor C. De Mello
    Pages 105-124
  7. Robin Shaw, Yoram Rudy
    Pages 125-147
  8. Walmor C. De Mello
    Pages 149-173
  9. Nicholas J. Severs
    Pages 175-194
  10. Michiel J. Janse, Hanno L. Tan, Lukas R. C. Dekker, André G. Kléber
    Pages 195-216
  11. Morton F. Arnsdorf, Samuel C. Dudley
    Pages 217-288
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 289-295

About this book


In Heart Cell Communication in Health and Disease an extensive review of different aspects of heart cell communication is presented. The book starts with the fundamental concept that cardiac cells are communicated, and then proceeds to the role of gap junctions in heart development, the molecular biology of gap junctions, the biophysics of the intercellular channels, the control of junctional conductance and the influence of gap junctions on impulse propagation.
This is the first time that a single volume has described cell communication in the normal heart and under different pathological conditions such as heart failure, coronary disease, myocardial ischemia and cardiac arrhythmias. In this way the process of cell communication is analyzed at different levels of complexity, providing the reader with a wide view of this field and its relevance to cardiology.


arrhythmia biology cardiology cardiovascular cells coronary heart disease heart heart disease heart failure

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Heart Cell Communication in Health and Disease
  • Editors Walmor C. de Mello
    Michiel J. Janse
  • Series Title Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-8052-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7525-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-5525-4
  • Series ISSN 0166-9842
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 295
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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