Cardiac Bone Formation

  • Nalini M.¬†Rajamannan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


This book describes the field of osteocardiology, an exciting and new sub-discipline within cardiovascular science, which will become the cornerstone for defining the timing and treatment of cardiovascular calcification in the future. With the advent of large cohort databases and experimental mechanistic studies, research has elucidated evidence confirming that traditional cardiovascular risk factors are responsible for the development of atherosclerotic calcification and identified the critical elements of atherosclerosis, including foam cell formation, vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and extracellular matrix synthesis, which over time forms bone in the heart.

Osteocardiology: Cardiac Bone Formation is a practical overview of bone formation in the heart and is destined to become the cornerstone for education of medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, physician scientists and scientists, for future research and ongoing development in medical therapies to slow or halt the progression of bone formation in the heart.


Calcification Osteogenesis Chondrogenesis Calcific aortic valve disease Coronary Calcification Cardiac Fibrosis

Authors and affiliations

  • Nalini M.¬†Rajamannan
    • 1
  1. 1.Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Cardiology and Valvular InstituteSheboyganUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64993-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64994-8
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology