Regenerating the Heart

Stem Cells and the Cardiovascular System

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ISBN: 978-1-61779-020-1 (Print) 978-1-61779-021-8 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

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    Pages 1-3

    Introduction

  3. Stem Cells for Regeneration of Mechanical Function

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      Pages 7-24

      Inducing Embryonic Stem Cells to Become Cardiomyocytes

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      Pages 25-36

      Regenerating Function In Vivo with Myocytes Derived from Embryonic Stem Cells

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      Pages 37-52

      Excitation–Contraction Coupling, Functional Properties, and Autonomic and Hormonal Regulation in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes

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      Pages 53-66

      Embryonic Stem Cell Derivatives for Cardiac Therapy: Advantages, Limitations, and Long-Term Prospects

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      Pages 67-81

      Methods for Differentiation of Bone-Marrow-Derived Stem Cells into Myocytes

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      Pages 83-109

      Homing, Survival, and Paracrine Effects of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells

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      Pages 111-129

      Bone Marrow Cell Therapy After Myocardial Infarction: What have we Learned from the Clinical Trials and Where Are We Going?

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      Pages 131-147

      Evidence for the Existence of Resident Cardiac Stem Cells

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      Pages 149-171

      Multiple Sources for Cardiac Stem Cells and Their Cardiogenic Potential

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      Pages 173-200

      Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells in the Spotlight: The Satellite Cell

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      Pages 201-217

      Regenerating Mechanical Function In Vivo with Skeletal Myoblasts

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      Pages 219-239

      Methods for Inducing Pluripotency

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      Pages 241-261

      Inducible Pluripotent Stem Cells for Cardiac Regeneration

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      Pages 263-280

      Induced Pluripotent Cells for Myocardial Infarction Repair

  4. Stem Cells for Regeneration of Electrical Function

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      Pages 281-281

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      Pages 283-300

      Substrates of Cardiac Reentrant Arrhythmias: The Possible Role of Tissue Regeneration and Replacement

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      Pages 301-320

      Integration of Stem Cells into the Cardiac Syncytium: Formation of Gap Junctions

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      Pages 321-347

      Bradyarrhythmia Therapies: The Creation of Biological Pacemakers and Restoring Atrioventricular Node Function

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      Pages 349-378

      Tachyarrhythmia Therapies: Approaches to Atrial Fibrillation and Postinfarction Ventricular Arrhythmias

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      Pages 379-390

      Long-Term Prospects for Arrhythmia Treatment: Advantages and Limitations of Gene and Cell Therapies

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