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Myocardial Preservation

Translational Research and Clinical Application

  • Dennis V. Cokkinos
  • Presents a thorough review of myocardial preservation

  • Provides an integrated approach to understanding the topic

  • Features a variety of reader-focused features to assist learning

  • Defines objectives for future research


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dennis V. Cokkinos
    Pages 1-7
  3. Dennis V. Cokkinos
    Pages 9-36
  4. Dennis V. Cokkinos
    Pages 37-52
  5. Dennis V. Cokkinos
    Pages 53-61
  6. Dennis V. Cokkinos
    Pages 63-86
  7. Dennis V. Cokkinos
    Pages 87-103
  8. Dennis V. Cokkinos
    Pages 105-149
  9. Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Dimitris Tousoulis
    Pages 151-169
  10. Dennis V. Cokkinos
    Pages 171-184
  11. Dennis V. Cokkinos
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  12. Dennis V. Cokkinos
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  13. Dennis V. Cokkinos
    Pages 281-319
  14. Evangelos Oikonomou, Dimitris Tousoulis
    Pages 321-338
  15. Konstantinos Malliaras
    Pages 339-354
  16. Konstantinos Malliaras, Dennis V. Cokkinos
    Pages 355-376
  17. Styliani Vakrou, Konstantinos Malliaras
    Pages 377-392
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 393-405

About this book


This timely book reveals an integrated approach to myocardial preservation focusing on translational research and clinical applications. Chapters cover both the mechanisms of heart failure in addition to therapeutic considerations, including forms of cardiac cell death, cardiac remodelling and cardiac regeneration. Potential future research directions are also proposed, enabling the reader to gain a broad in-depth understanding of the topic.

Myocardial Preservation: Translational Research and Clinical Application presents a thorough review of myocardial preservation. Its comprehensive approach provides a valuable reference for cardiology researchers and practising and trainee cardiologists seeking new insight to the topic.


Myocardial protection Preconditioning Myocardial regeneration Cardiomyocyte death Ischemia/reperfusion injury Cardiac remodelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis V. Cokkinos
    • 1
  1. 1.Heart and Vessel DepartmentBiomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens - Gregory SkalkeasAthensGreece

About the editors

Dennis V. Cokkinos, MD, PHD, has been a Research Associate of the Cardiovascular Clinical Research and the Biomedical Research Foundation at the Academy of Athens since April 2009. He is a Professor of Cardiology at the University of Athens and was a Chairman of the Cardiology Department at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, for 15 years until 2009.

After a long and distinguished career, he became a Professor Emeritus in August 2005. Dr Cokkinos has also established a career in the European Society of Cardiology. He was a founding fellow of the Society in 1988, and acted as Vice-President during its early years.

He was also a founding member of the Working Group of Exercise Physiology, Physiopathology and Electrocardiography, European Society of Cardiology, and acted as its president.

He is President of the European Association of Professors Emeriti

He became an Elected Foreign Corresponding Member at the International Academy of Medicine, Paris, in December 2011. Dr Cokkinos is a present and past member of many editorial boards in scientific journals.

He has also produced many publications. In Greek he has authored 4 books and over 300 articles, and his international publications include the textbooks Myocardial Ischemia, Springer 2006, and Introduction to Translational Cardiovascular Research, Springer 2014, as well as over 400 articles in peer review journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Myocardial Preservation
  • Book Subtitle Translational Research and Clinical Application
  • Editors Dennis V. Cokkinos
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-98185-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-98186-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 405
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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