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Edited by Daniela Cihakova

Johns Hopkins University, United States of America

Myocarditis, the inflammation of the heart muscle, could be in some cases serious and potentially fatal disease. This book is a comprehensive compilation of studies from leading international experts on various aspects of myocarditis. The first section of the book provides a clinical perspective on the disease. It contains comprehensive reviews of the causes of myocarditis, its classification, diagnosis, and treatment. It also includes reviews of Perimyocarditis; Chagas' chronic myocarditis, and myocarditis in HIV-positive patients. The second section of the book focuses on the pathogenesis of myocarditis, discussing pathways and mechanisms activated during viral infection and host immune response during myocarditis. The third, and final, section discusses new findings in the pathogenesis that may lead to new directions for clinical diagnosis, including use of new biomarkers, and new treatments of myocarditis.

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MyocarditisEdited by Daniela Cihakova

Published: October 21st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/812

ISBN: 978-953-307-289-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6529-3

Copyright year: 2011

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6 Crossref Citations

19 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Clinical Presentation

By Rafid Fayadh Al-Aqeedi


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2. Myocarditis in Childhood: An Update on Etiology, Diagnosis and Management

By Vedide Tavli and Baris Guven


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3. Acute Myocarditis in Emergency Medicine

By Yukihiro Ikegami and Choichiro Tase


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4. Viral Myocarditis: Physiopathology and Diagnosis

By Laurent Andréoletti


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5. Perimyocarditis

By Hesham R. Omar, Hany Abdelmalak, Engy Helal and Ahmed Fathy


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6. Pathogenesis and Pathology of Chagas' Chronic Myocarditis

By Julián González, Roberto Guerri-Guttenberg, Daniel Grana, Francisco Azzato and José Milei


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7. Myocarditis in HIV Positive Patients

By Simona Claudia Cambrea


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8. Exacerbation of Viral Myocarditis by Tobacco Smoke: The Catecholamine Hypothesis

By Nicolas Hanabergh and James P. Morgan


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9. Angiopoietin-1 for Myocardial Angiogenesis

By Vien Khach Lai, Muhammad Zeeshan Afzal, Muhammad Ashraf and Khawaja Husnain Haider


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10. Pattern-Recognition Receptors Sensing Viral Infection in Myocarditis and Inflammatory Heart Disease

By Volker Ruppert and Thomas Meyer


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11. Innate Lymphocyte Effectors (Natural Killer, Natural Killer T and γδ T Cells) in Infection and Myocarditis

By S.A. Huber


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12. The Key Players of Coxsackievirus-Induced Myocarditis

By Pamela J. Lincez, Marine Walic and Marc S. Horwitz


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13. Cellular and Immunological Regulation of Viral Myocarditis

By David Marchant, Farshid S. Garmaroudi and Bruce M. McManus


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14. Impaired Cardiac Function in Viral Myocarditis

By Jerry Wong and Honglin Luo


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15. Experimental Autoimmune Myocarditis: Role of Renin Angiotensin System

By Kenichi Watanabe, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A. Thandavarayan and Makoto Kodama


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16. Biomarkers of Heart Failure in Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy

By DeLisa Fairweather, Eric D. Abston and Michael J. Coronado


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17. A Proteomic Approach to Investigate Myocarditis

By Andrea Carpentieri, Chiara Giangrande, Piero Pucci and Angela Amoresano


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18. Myocarditis Presenting with Ventricular Arrhythmias: Role of Electroanatomical Mapping-Guided Endomyocardial Biopsy in Differential Diagnosis

By Maurizio Pieroni, Costantino Smaldone and Fulvio Bellocci


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19. Acute Myocarditis – A Trigger of Cardiac Autoimmunity? Expected Insights from the Etiology, Titre-Course, and Effect on Survival of Cardiac Autoantibodies (ETiCS) Study

By Roland Jahns, Nikolas Deubner, Valérie Biovin, Alida L.P. Caforio, Stephan B. Felix, Michael Fu, Martin J. Lohse, and Georg Ertl


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20. Nucleic Acid-Based Strategies for the Treatment of Coxsackievirus-Induced Myocarditis

By Decheng Yang


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21. Letter to the Editor

By Andrea Avella and Giulia d’Amati


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