The Cardiovascular Adrenergic System

  • Anastasios Lymperopoulos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction/General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anastasios Lymperopoulos
      Pages 3-9
  3. The Adrenergic System of Individual Cardiovascular Cell Types

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Grazia Daniela Femminella, Claudio de Lucia, Gennaro Pagano, Klara Komici, Alessandro Cannavo, Vincenzo Barrese et al.
      Pages 13-24
    3. Michele Ciccarelli, Daniela Sorriento, Guido Iaccarino
      Pages 25-44
    4. James R. Docherty
      Pages 45-74
  4. The Adrenergic System in Cardiovascular Physiology and Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Vanessa Azevedo Voltarelli, Paulo Roberto Jannig, Daniele Gabriel Costa, Luiz Henrique Marchesi Bozi, Carlos Roberto Bueno Júnior, Patricia Chakur Brum
      Pages 77-96
    3. Anna M. Gumpert, Walter J. Koch
      Pages 133-142
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 143-144

About this book


An overview of all the available literature on the various aspects of the regulation of the cardiovascular system`s function and physiology by the adrenergic neurohormonal system, i.e. the catecholamines norepinephrine and epinephrine. Although there are several books describing the adrenergic system`s biology, physiology and pharmacology, and also several excellent books on cardiovascular physiology and pathology, this book focuses exclusively on the interface of these two areas: cardiovascular regulation by the adrenergic system and how it affects cardiovascular diseases and their treatments. Each chapter describes the roles of the adrenergic system first in each cardiovascular cell type (cell type-by-cell type) and then in specific areas of cardiovascular physiology, such as in exercise and in cardiovascular metabolism. Finally, the book concludes with a chapter on the adrenergic system`s role in the currently very “hot” (in terms of scientific investigations) area of cardiovascular stem cell biology. The book covers the adrenergic system—specifically and exclusively in the heart and vessels. It is formatted by cardiovascular cell type-by-cell type manner, rather than in an organ-by-organ or in a disease-by-disease manner, as usually discussed in standard, conventional biomedical textbooks. The book also discusses the adrenergic system in novel, cutting-edge cardiovascular research areas, in which it has not been covered well so far (e.g. stem cells, exercise). These three areas constitute the most important assets of the book, which sets it apart from others in the field.


Sympathetic nervous system cardiovascular system catecholamines heart disease signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Anastasios Lymperopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Pharmaceutical SciencesNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

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