© 1995

The Carnitine System

A New Therapeutical Approach to Cardiovascular Diseases

  • J. W. De Jong
  • R. Ferrari

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 162)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Roberto Ferrari, Jan Willem de Jong
      Pages 1-3
  3. The carnitine system in the heart: molecular aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Fabio Di Lisa, Roberta Barbato, Roberta Menabò, Noris Siliprandi
      Pages 21-38
    3. Brett O. Schönekess, Gary D. Lopaschuk
      Pages 39-52
    4. Jeanie B. Mcmillin
      Pages 69-82
    5. Johan Fokke Koster
      Pages 123-132
    6. Josef Moravec, Zainab El Alaoui-Tablibi, Christian Brunold
      Pages 133-144
    7. Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Eckart Fleck
      Pages 145-166
  4. Therapeutic efficacy of L-carnitine at the myocardial level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Arduino Arduini, Secondo Dottori, Francesco Molajoni, Ruth Kirk, Edoardo Arrigoni-Martelli
      Pages 169-181
    3. Dennis J. Paulson, Austin L. Shug
      Pages 183-197
    4. Roberto Ferrari, Odoardo Visioli
      Pages 209-224
    5. Carl J. Pepine, Michael A. Welsch
      Pages 225-243
    6. Paolo Rizzon, Matteo Di Biase, Giuseppina Biasco, Maria Vittoria Pitzalis
      Pages 245-249

About this book


In the last few years, derivatives of L-carnitine, such as acetyl-L-carnitine and propionyl-L-carnitine, have been made available to doctors for treatment of specific pathologies. The effects of this family of related carnitine compounds on cardiovascular systems and diseases constitute the major issue addressed in this volume.
Although several books on carnitine have been published, a treatise focusing on experimental and clinical aspects of the carnitine family and cardiovascular diseases was lacking. The present book provides the reader with a concise update in this field. The information collected from experts on various aspects of the fascinating compound, carnitine, will be useful for both clinicians and basic scientists.


antioxidant cardiovascular cardiovascular system electrophysiology heart heart disease heart failure metabolism mitochondria muscle myocardial infarction physiology vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • J. W. De Jong
    • 1
  • R. Ferrari
    • 2
  1. 1.ThoraxcenterErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Cattedra di CardiologiaUniversità degli Studi di Brescia, Fondazione Clinica del Lavoro di PaviaGussago/BresciaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Carnitine System
  • Book Subtitle A New Therapeutical Approach to Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Editors J.W. de Jong
    R. Ferrari
  • Series Title Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3318-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4122-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-0275-9
  • Series ISSN 0166-9842
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 400
  • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Internal Medicine
    Biochemistry, general
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