Pharmacological Aspects of Heart Disease

Proceedings of an International Symposium on Heart Metabolism in Health and Disease and the Third Annual Cardiology Symposium of the University of Manitoba, July 8–11, 1986, Winnipeg, Canada

  • Robert E. Beamish
  • Vincenzo Panagia
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Antiarrhythmic Agents

  3. Therapy of Hypertension and Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. C. D. Furberg, J. A. Cutler, S. W. Macmahon, S. Yusuf
      Pages 89-95
    3. D. T. Mason, M. C. Chan, G. Lee
      Pages 109-118
    4. H. E. Cingolani, G. J. Rinaldi, E. Amado Cattaneo, A. Mattiazzi
      Pages 125-136
    5. R. B. Arora, B. Bhatia, S. U. Khan, S. Roy, N. I. Ansari, S. A. Tamanna
      Pages 137-150
  4. Calcium Antagonists and Beta Adrenergic Receptor Blockers

  5. Cardiac Glycosides and Sodium Pump

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. L. G. Lelievre, D. Charlemagne, J. M. Maixent, M. Preteseille, Ch. Mouas, B. Swynghedauw
      Pages 299-312
    3. J. C. Khatter, M. Agbanyo, R. J. Hoeschen
      Pages 313-327
  6. Newer Inotropic Agents and Calcium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. K. G. Nair, R. D. Lele, N. Kamdar
      Pages 367-374
    3. Howard L. Lippton, William M. Armstead, Albert L. Hyman, Philip J. Kadowitz
      Pages 375-388

About this book


The importance of heart and artery disease as a cause of death and disability is difficult to exaggerate: it causes over half of all deaths in the western world and now accounts for one-quarter of deaths in the entire world. This appalling incidence persists in spite of commendable progress in treatment and prevention, particularly in the last two or three decades. Deaths from coronary disease have decreased by a third in the past twenty years and stroke has decreased by a half in the same period. This remarkable improvement, saving thousands of lives per year, has come about due to changes in life style (low fat diet, control of high blood pressure, less smoking and more exercise) and progress in treatment (more effective drugs, coronary care units, pacemakers, and cardiac surgery). Progress in understanding the pathophysiologic and pharn,acologic mechanisms operative in heart disease have been paramount in the development of more rational and more effective therapy. Dramatic and spectacular surgical treatments have fired the public imagination. Bypass surgery is commonplace and results in complete or considerable relief of symptoms in the majority of patients operated upon.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert E. Beamish
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Panagia
    • 1
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla
    • 1
  1. 1.Youville Research Institute, St. Boniface General Hospital and Faculty of MedicineUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9222-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2057-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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