Inflammation and Cardiac Diseases

  • Giora Z. Feuerstein
  • Peter Libby
  • Douglas L. Mann

Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Giora Z. Feuerstein, Peter Libby, Douglas L. Mann
      Pages 1-5
  3. Pathological Aspects and Inflammation Biomarkers in Cardiac Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 20-20
    2. Giora Z. Feuerstein, Ron Firestein, Peter Libby, Douglas L. Mann
      Pages 9-20
    3. Renu Virmani, Frank D. Kolodgie, Allen P. Burke, Andrew Farb, Herman K. Gold, Aloke V. Finn
      Pages 21-53
  4. Inflammatory Cells and Their Metalloproteinases in Cardiac Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Esther E J M Creemers, Jack P M Cleutjens, Mat J A P Daemen, Jos F M Smits
      Pages 57-75
  5. Inflammatory Cytokines in Cardiac Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Anita Deswal, Biykem Bozkurt, Douglas L. Mann
      Pages 95-110
    3. Stefan Frantz, Ralph A. Kelly, Todd Bourcier
      Pages 129-141
    4. Elaine J. Tanhehco, Hani N. Sabbah
      Pages 143-151
  6. Oxygen and Nitrogen Reactive Radicals in Cardiac Inflammation and Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Flora Sam, Douglas B. Sawyer, Wilson S. Colucci
      Pages 155-170
    3. Catherine Vergely, Gaëlle Clermont, Sandrine Lecour, Antoine Bri, Luc Rochette
      Pages 171-185
  7. The Immune and Complement System and Cardiac Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Kenichi Watanabe, Makoto Kodama, Yoshifusa Aizawa
      Pages 189-202
    3. Elaine J. Tanhehco, Benedict R. Lucchesi
      Pages 221-248
  8. Inflammatory Signaling Pathways in Cardiac Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Masaya Tanno, Michael Marber
      Pages 271-291
    3. Thomas M. Behr, Christopher P. Doe, Ju Haisong, Robert N. Willette
      Pages 293-312
  9. Inflammation and Myocarditis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Jay W. Mason
      Pages 315-323
    3. Noel R. Rose, Marina Afanasyeva
      Pages 325-333
  10. Nuclear Factors in Cardiac Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Quy N. Diep, Farhad Amiri, Ernesto L. Schiffrin
      Pages 337-348
  11. Chemokines and Cardiac Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Joseph Winaver, Thomas M. Behr, Zaid Abassi
      Pages 351-367
  12. Neurohormonal Mediators and Cardiac Inflammation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Li L. Yang, Mansoor Husain, Duncan J. Stewart
      Pages 371-384
  13. Cyclooxygenases and Cardiac Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Gary E Baxter, Caroline P. D. Wheeler-Jones
      Pages 387-395
  14. Inflammation and Arrhythmias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. David R. Van Wagoner, Mina K. Chung
      Pages 399-406
    3. Giora Z. Feuerstein, Peter Libby, Douglas L. Mann
      Pages 407-409
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 411-418

About this book


Heart failure research is a most active area of research in academic, industrial and government-sponsored research and receives intense clinical attention. The recent recognition that inflammation is a risk factor and prognostic factor for heart disease has laid ground for preventive medicine and even anti-infective strategies in prevention and treatment of heart failure.


Cardiology atrial fibrillation cardiovascular cardiovascular system coronary artery disease heart vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Giora Z. Feuerstein
    • 1
  • Peter Libby
    • 2
  • Douglas L. Mann
    • 3
  1. 1.Pharmacology Department WP42-209Merck Research LaboratoriesWest PointUSA
  2. 2.Cardiovascular MedicineBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Winters Center for Heart Failure ResearchHoustonUSA

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