The Cardiac Lymphatic System

An Overview

  • Ganga Karunamuni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anatomy of the Cardiac Lymphatic System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marios Loukas, Sameer Shah, Shivayogi Bhusnurmath, Bharti Shivayogi Bhusnurmath, R. Shane Tubbs
      Pages 3-15
    3. Jörg Wilting, Jörg Männer
      Pages 17-31
  3. The Cardiac Lymphatics and Heart Disease

  4. Cardiac Lymphatic Signaling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Xianghu Qu, H. Scott Baldwin
      Pages 107-123
    3. Alexey Dashkevich, Karl B. Lemström, Antti I. Nykänen
      Pages 125-143
    4. Todd R. Wuest, P. Charles Lin
      Pages 145-160
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-184

About this book


The Cardiac Lymphatic System: An Overview provides in-depth coverage of the cardiac lymphatic vessels and the essential nature of their patterning and development in the heart tissue. The volume is organized into three sections: the anatomy of the cardiac lymphatic system, the cardiac lymphatics and heart disease, and cardiac lymphatic signaling. The content of this book will be useful to a broad audience interested in cardiovascular medicine and physiology, including clinicians, students, and researchers in the fields of developmental biology, cardiology and applied anatomy. The groundwork in this book will be able to provide readers with vital information on the crucial role played by the cardiac lymphatic vessels in preserving normal heart function.


cardiac epicardial heart disease lymphatics myocardial signaling

Editors and affiliations

  • Ganga Karunamuni
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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