Interstitial Fibrosis in Heart Failure

Interstitial Fibrosis in Heart Failure

by Francisco Villarreal (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441919830
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 11/29/2010
Series: Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine , #253
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages: 373
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Francisco J. Villarreal, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, California.

Table of Contents

Architecture of the Normal and Remodeled Heart.- The Architecture of the Heart: Myocyte Organization and the Cardiac Extracellular Matrix.- Extracellular Matrix and Cardiac Remodeling.- Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines and Cardiac Extracellular Matrix: Regulation of Fibroblast Phenotype.- Pharmacology of G-Protein-linked Signaling in Cardiac Fibroblasts.- Diagnostic Tools for the Identification of Myocardial Fibrosis and Changes in Ventricular Mechanics.- Serum Markers of Fibrillar Collagen Metabolism in Cardiac Diseases.- Ultrasonic Characterization of the Myocardium.- The Mechanics of the Fibrosed/Remodeled Heart.- Pathophysiology of Cardiac Remodeling and Fibrosis.- Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System and Cardiac Extracellular Matrix.- Matrix Metalloproteinases and Myocardial Remodeling.- Cardiac Mast Cells as Mediators of Ventricular Remodeling.- Matrix Metalloproteinasses in Cardiac Remodeling.- Turmoil in the Cardiac Myocyte: Acute Intracellular Activation of Matrix Metalloproteinases.- Regulation of Cardiac Extracellular Matrix Remodeling Following Myocardial Infarction..- Experimental Models of MMP Activation: Ventricular Volume Overload.- Prospect for Therapy of the Fibrosed Heart.- Targets for Pharmacological Modulation of Cardiac Fibrosis.- Biological and Functional Effects of Chronic Mechanical Support Induced by Left Ventricular Assist Devices on Failing Human Myocardium.- Molecular Strategies for the Prevention of Cardiac Fibrosis.- Prospects for Gene Therapy for the Fibrosed Heart: Targeting Regulators of Extracellular Matrix Turnover.- Therapeutic Potential of TIMPs in Heart Failure.

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