© 2006

Cardiovascular Biomarkers

Pathophysiology and Disease Management

  • David A. Morrow

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Biomarkers of Necrosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert H. Christenson, Hassan M. E. Azzazy
      Pages 3-25
    3. Allan S. Jaffe, Luciano Babuin
      Pages 41-59
    4. Jin H. Han, W. Brian Gibler
      Pages 61-77
    5. Warren J. Cantor, L. Kristin Newby
      Pages 103-118
    6. Emil Missov, James Rider, Leslie Miller
      Pages 119-128
    7. Fred S. Apple, David A. Morrow
      Pages 139-159
    8. Allan S. Jaffe, Jennifer E. Van Eyk
      Pages 161-174
  3. Biomarkers of Ischemia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Robert L. Jesse
      Pages 177-192
    3. Jesse E. Adams
      Pages 193-203
  4. Biomarkers of Inflammation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Peter Libby
      Pages 207-221
    3. Shari S. Bassuk, Paul M. Ridker
      Pages 237-260

About this book


So rapidly has the number of cardiac assays available grown, and then improved, that current biomarkers not only diagnose cardiovascular disease, but also frame treatment strategies. In Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Management, a distinguished panel of internationally recognized opinion makers and experts in clinical and laboratory medicine synthesize the latest developments in the use of cardiac biomarkers by the practicing physician. The authors focus on integrating biomarkers into the contemporary clinical management of patients with cardiovascular disease, emphasizing clinical studies, evidence-based diagnostic algorithms, and critical pathways for triage and therapy, whenever available. They also illuminate the connections between specific biomarkers and the basic pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, explain the analytical properties of the assays relevant to clinical practice, and highlight emerging biomarkers and novel directions for biomarker development. Numerous figures, illustrations, and tables make key evidence and practical guidelines easily accessible.
State-of-the-art and highly practical, Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Management makes clear to today's busy cardiologists, emergency room physicians, and internists how the various assays perform, which ones they should order when evaluating their patients, and how the results of a biomarker assay can guide their therapeutic approaches.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David A. Morrow
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular DivisionBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cardiovascular Biomarkers
  • Book Subtitle Pathophysiology and Disease Management
  • Editors David A. Morrow
  • Series Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-526-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-620-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-051-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 640
  • Number of Illustrations 227 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the Foreword...

"...readers of this text will find it an invaluable resource regardless of their familiarity with the subject."

From the reviews:

"This book provides a clear presentation of the use of biomarkers in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. … The author seeks to provide clinicians with an authoritative book on the current state-of-the art in cardiovascular biomarkers. … It is aimed at practicing cardiologists and does an excellent job of defining the development and use of the current set of cardiovascular biomarkers as well as providing insight into the future directions of the field." (Cooper Woods, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2008)