Jose Milei

José Milei is Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Institute of Cardiological Investigations (ININCA) “Prof. Dr. A. C. Taquini” at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and the National Research Council for Science and Technology (CONICET), Argentina. His thesis about the effects of isoproterenol on myocardium was published in Am Heart J in 1976 and has been extensively cited as well as his investigations in the ’80 in NIH, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, USA under the guidance of his mentor, Victor Ferrans. Member of the Argentine Society of Cardiology from 1975, has developed an extensive societary activity. Professor Milei is Chairman of the Module of Cardiology and Hypertension at the Argentine Medical Association devoted to South American general practitioners´ training. His research on Chagas’ cardiomyopathy substantially contributed to the knowledge of its pathophysiology and his work on early atherosclerotic lesions helped set up the basis for the importance of intimal thickenings in plaque genesis. He has authored over 140 papers in peer review journals, 4 books and over 10 invited chapters in books of cardiology. He is scientific advisor to University of Buenos Aires and Director of the Doctoral Department of the Northwest University in Argentina. His treaty on Chagas’ disease is a referent book in the last 20 years.

2books edited

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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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