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Myocardial Protection by Calcium Antagonists / Edition 1

Myocardial Protection by Calcium Antagonists / Edition 1

by Lionel H. Opie


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471076698
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/28/1994
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 4.72(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Lionel H. Opie, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Visiting Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, California. After graduating from the University of Cape Town, he studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and was a Research Fellow at Harvard from 1959-1961. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1974. From 1976-1978, he was President of the International Society for Heart Research. He is the author of The Heart: Physiology and Metabolism, Second Edition, 1991, and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors: Scientific Basis for Clinical Use, 1992. He is Editor of Drugs for the Heart, Fourth Edition, in preparation for 1995. He is Co-Editor of Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy. For 1990-1993, he was Chairman of the Committee on Cardiovascular Drugs of the International Society and Federation of Cardiology.

Table of Contents

Fundamental Properties of Calcium Antagonists IncludingClassification and Molecular Action (L. Opie).

Intracellular Calcium Overload--A Cytosolic Principle: CellularProtection by Calcium Antagonists (G. Fleckenstein-Grun).

The Ischemic Myocardium and Calcium Antagonists (W. Nayler).

Angina Pectoris and Calcium Antagonists (L. Opie).

Myocardial Infarction;
Sudden Cardiac Death;
Reperfusion and Stunning (L. Opie).

Postinfarct Prophylaxis by Calcium Antagonists (J. Hansen).

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Calcium Antagonists (F. Messerli& F. Soria).

Calcium Antagonism and Left Ventricular Dysfunction (L.Opie).

Myocardial Protection by Calcium Channel Antagonists in ClinicalPractice (R. Ferrari & O. Visioli).

Outlook for the Future;
Can End-Stage Heart Disease Be Prevented?

(L. Opie).

Epilogue (L. Opie).


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