Cardiovascular Biomarkers

Pathophysiology and Disease Management

  • David A. Morrow

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Biomarkers of Necrosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert H. Christenson, Hassan M. E. Azzazy
      Pages 3-25
    3. Allan S. Jaffe, Luciano Babuin
      Pages 41-59
    4. Jin H. Han, W. Brian Gibler
      Pages 61-77
    5. Warren J. Cantor, L. Kristin Newby
      Pages 103-118
    6. Emil Missov, James Rider, Leslie Miller
      Pages 119-128
    7. Fred S. Apple, David A. Morrow
      Pages 139-159
    8. Allan S. Jaffe, Jennifer E. Van Eyk
      Pages 161-174
  3. Biomarkers of Ischemia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Robert L. Jesse
      Pages 177-192
    3. Jesse E. Adams
      Pages 193-203
  4. Biomarkers of Inflammation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Peter Libby
      Pages 207-221
    3. Shari S. Bassuk, Paul M. Ridker
      Pages 237-260

About this book

Introduction

So rapidly has the number of cardiac assays available grown, and then improved, that current biomarkers not only diagnose cardiovascular disease, but also frame treatment strategies. In Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Management, a distinguished panel of internationally recognized opinion makers and experts in clinical and laboratory medicine synthesize the latest developments in the use of cardiac biomarkers by the practicing physician. The authors focus on integrating biomarkers into the contemporary clinical management of patients with cardiovascular disease, emphasizing clinical studies, evidence-based diagnostic algorithms, and critical pathways for triage and therapy, whenever available. They also illuminate the connections between specific biomarkers and the basic pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, explain the analytical properties of the assays relevant to clinical practice, and highlight emerging biomarkers and novel directions for biomarker development. Numerous figures, illustrations, and tables make key evidence and practical guidelines easily accessible.
State-of-the-art and highly practical, Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Management makes clear to today's busy cardiologists, emergency room physicians, and internists how the various assays perform, which ones they should order when evaluating their patients, and how the results of a biomarker assay can guide their therapeutic approaches.

Keywords

cardiovascular heart heart disease myocardial infarction physiology vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • David A. Morrow
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular DivisionBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-051-5
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-526-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-051-5
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Biotechnology
Pharma