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Diagnosis and Treatment of Myocarditis


Myocarditis is a clinical syndrome, most frequently of infectious etiology, that occurs with a broad range of relatively non-specific symptoms, and consists of an inflammatory process of the heart with necrosis and degeneration of the myocardium by inflammatory infiltration of immune cells. The infection can cause direct injury of cardiomyocytes as well as immune-mediated destruction of the myocardium, leading to cardiac dysfunction. In this book, the broad aspects of myocarditis are fully presented by leading international experts. The texts are devoted to both clinical aspects and pathophysiology, and they present comprehensive reviews of the causes of myocarditis, its classification, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as myocarditis in special populations such as pediatric, peripartum and chronic chagasic myocarditis.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of MyocarditisEdited by Jose Milei

Published: May 8th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46013

ISBN: 978-953-51-1082-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7139-3

Copyright year: 2013

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10039 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Web of Science Citations

4 Dimensions Citations


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1. Clinical Presentation

By Rafid Fayadh Al-Aqeedi


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2. Targeting T Cells to Treat Trypanosoma cruzi-Induced Myocarditis

By Andrea Henriques-Pons and Marcelo P. Villa-Forte Gomes


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3. Findings in Murine Viral Myocarditis

By Yoshinori Seko


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4. Endomyocardial Biopsy: A Clinical Research Tool and a Useful Diagnostic Method

By Julián González, Francisco Salgado, Francisco Azzato, Giuseppe Ambrosio and Jose Milei


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5. Pathogenesis of Chronic Chagasic Myocarditis

By Julián González, Francisco Azzato, Giusepe Ambrosio and José Milei


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6. Peripartum Myocarditis

By Marina Deljanin Ilic and Dejan Simonovic


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7. Myocarditis in Children Requiring Critical Care Transport

By Jordan S. Rettig and Gerhard K. Wolf


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8. New Trends in the Development of Treatments of Viral Myocarditis

By Decheng Yang, Huifang Mary Zhang, Xin Ye, Lixin Zhang and Huanqin Dai


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