Koronare Herzerkrankung-Eine Folge von Infektion und Entzündung? Editorial


, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 147-152

Koronare Herzkranheit als Entzündungserkrankung des Gefäßbetts? Ursache, Folge oder Irrtum?

  • Bernhard MaischAffiliated withAbteilung Innere Medizin-Kardiologie, Zentrum Innere Medizin der Universität, Baldingerstraße

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In this editorial the traditional risk factors are contrasted with more recent modifications of the response to injury theory including the modified LDL-response to injury and the immunological response to injury theories. This issue of “Herz” is devoted to the missing points in the classic risk factor concepts and revisits them as well as the infectious theory with Chlamydia pneumoniae, cytomegalovirus and helicobacter pylori as well as the autoreactivity hypothesis.

Key Words

Antibodies Arteriosclerosis Chlamydia Coronary artery disease Cytomegalovirus Inflammation Heat shock proteins