Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy (DCMi)

Pathogenesis and Therapy

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ISBN: 978-3-7643-8351-0 (Print) 978-3-7643-8352-7 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Myocarditis and inflammatory cardiomyopathy — clinical management, epidemiology and prognosis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-24

      Pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of pericarditis

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      Pages 25-34

      Epidemiology and Prognosis of Myocarditis and dilated Cardiomyopathy: Predictive Value of Clinical Parameters and Biopsy Findings

  3. Animal models of myocarditis — autoimmunity and viral infection; therapeutic interventions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35

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      Pages 37-49

      Autoimmune Murine Myocarditis and Immunomodulatory Interventions

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      Pages 51-69

      Coxsackievirus-induced murine myocarditis and immunomodulatory interventions

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      Pages 71-88

      Myocardial Proteases and Matrix Remodeling in Acute Myocarditis and Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy

  4. Alterations of the immune system in human viral and inflammatory cardiomyopathy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89

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      Pages 91-156

      Molecular genetics of cardiomyopathies and myocarditis

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      Pages 157-170

      Pathogenic relevance of autoantibodies in dilated cardiomyopathy

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      Pages 171-181

      The role of cytokines in inflammation-induced cardiomyopathy: Pathogenesis and therapeutic implications

  5. Diagnosis of inflammatory and viral cardiomyopathy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183

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      Pages 185-199

      Histology and immunohistology of myocarditis

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      Pages 201-225

      Immunohistological diagnosis of inflammatory cardiomyopathy and diagnosis of cardiotropic viral infections

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      Pages 227-235

      Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: A non-invasive approach for the detection of myocardial inflammation — Potentials and limitations

  6. Treatment strategies in inflammatory cardiomyopathy patients

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 237-237

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      Pages 239-255

      Clinical management of acute myocarditis and cardiomyopathy

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      Pages 257-264

      Immunosuppressive treatment of inflammatory cardiomyopathy patients

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      Pages 265-278

      Antiviral interferon-β treatment in patients with chronic viral cardiomyopathy

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      Pages 279-289

      Immunoadsorption in dilated cardiomyopathy patients

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 291-296