Chronic Viral and Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy

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ISBN: 978-3-540-23971-0 (Print) 978-3-540-30822-5 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Chronic Viral and Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-18

      Overview on Chronic Viral Cardiomyopathy/Chronic Myocarditis

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      Pages 19-35

      Unsolved Medical Issues and New Targets for Further Research in Viral Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  2. Viruses

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 37-37

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      Pages 39-54

      Frontiers in Viral Diagnostics

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      Pages 55-61

      Invited for Debate: Is Virus Persistence a Determinant for Disease Progression?

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      Pages 63-82

      Parvovirus B19: The Causative Agent of Dilated Cardiomyopathy or a Harmless Passenger of the Human Myocard?

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      Pages 83-97

      Parvovirus B19: A New Emerging Pathogenic Agent of Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy

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      Pages 99-120

      Role of Hepatitis C Virus in Cardiomyopathies

  3. Immunity and Autoimmunity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-139

      Recent Insights into the Role of Host Innate and Acquired Immunity Responses

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      Pages 141-154

      The Significance of Autoimmunity in Myocarditis

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      Pages 155-168

      The Roles of Immunity and Autoimmunity in Chronic Heart Failure

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      Pages 169-193

      Clinical Implications of Anti-cardiac Immunity in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  4. Cardiac Remodeling

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195

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      Pages 197-218

      Inflammation and Cardiac Remodeling During Viral Myocarditis

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      Pages 219-250

      Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy: There Is a Specific Matrix Destruction in the Course of the Disease

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      Pages 251-257

      Invited for Debate: Is There a Virus-Specific Matrix Destruction in the Course of Disease in Dilated Cardiomyopathy?

  5. Diagnosis and Treatment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 259-259

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      Pages 261-285

      New Non-invasive Approaches for the Diagnosis of Cardiomyopathy: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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      Pages 287-303

      New Therapeutics Targets in Chronic Viral Cardiomyopathy

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      Pages 305-321

      Myocarditis and Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy: Histomorphological Diagnosis

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      Pages 323-342

      Anti-viral Treatment in Patients with Virus-Induced Cardiomyopathy

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      Pages 343-351

      Immunosuppressive Treatment of Chronic Non-viral Myocarditis

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      Pages 353-361

      Immunoadsorption in Dilated Cardiomyopathy