Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Alida L. P. Caforio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stefania Rizzo, Elisa Carturan, Gaetano Thiene, Cristina Basso
    Pages 1-17
  3. Alida L. P. Caforio, Renzo Marcolongo, Chun-Yan Cheng, Anna Baritussio, Giuseppe Tarantini, Sabino Iliceto
    Pages 19-36
  4. Cristina Chimenti, Andrea Frustaci
    Pages 37-44
  5. Eloisa Arbustini, Nupoor Narula, Lorenzo Giuliani, Alessandro Di Toro
    Pages 45-89
  6. Sabine Pankuweit, Karin Klingel
    Pages 91-109
  7. Valeria Poli, Katelyn A. Bruno, DeLisa Fairweather
    Pages 111-127
  8. Claudio Rapezzi, Alberto Foà, Raffaello Ditaranto
    Pages 129-142
  9. Silvia Gianstefani, Anna Baritussio, Chun-Yan Cheng, Luigi P. Badano, Alida L. P. Caforio, Sabino Iliceto
    Pages 143-161
  10. Martina Perazzolo Marra, Alberto Cipriani
    Pages 163-171
  11. Alida L. P. Caforio, Chun-Yan Cheng, Mara Seguso, Nicoletta Gallo, Renzo Marcolongo, Sabino Iliceto
    Pages 173-194
  12. Alida L. P. Caforio, Renzo Marcolongo, Anna Baritussio, Loira Leoni, Chun-Yan Cheng, Sabino Iliceto
    Pages 195-221
  13. Yahaira Ortiz Gonzalez, Leslie T. Cooper
    Pages 223-241
  14. Giuseppe Limongelli, Daniele Masarone, Emanuele Monda, Augusto Esposito, Marta Rubino, Giuseppe Pacileo
    Pages 243-260
  15. Bishwas Chamling, Stephanie Könemann, Marcus Dörr, Stephan B. Felix
    Pages 269-283
  16. Renzo Marcolongo, Anna Baritussio, Silvia Gianstefani, Chun-Yan Cheng, Sabino Iliceto, Alida L. P. Caforio
    Pages 285-295
  17. Ahmed Elsanhoury, Sophie Van Linthout, Carsten Tschöpe
    Pages 297-316
  18. Gianfranco Sinagra, Piero Gentile, Jessica Artico, Antonio Cannata’, Enrico Fabris, Merlo Marco
    Pages 317-328
  19. Riccardo Vio, Alessandro Zorzi, Domenico Corrado
    Pages 329-341
  20. Gino Gerosa, Assunta Fabozzo, Vincenzo Tarzia
    Pages 343-353

About this book


This book is an up-to-date, comprehensive, clinically oriented guide to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with myocarditis. The opening chapters address the classification, histopathology and molecular diagnosis, as well as the polymorphic clinical presentations, ranging from myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries; arrhythmias of variable type and clinical severity and fulminant, acute, sub-acute or chronic heart failure; to life-threatening unexplained cardiogenic shock and sudden cardiac death.

Including chapters from leading International experts in the field, it covers all key issues from bench to bedside. Topics presented include epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical and diagnostic work-up, the role of endomyocardial biopsy and of non-invasive cardiac imaging, risk stratification, and cardiological and etiology-specific management and follow-up. For each topic, a comprehensive review of the current literature is provided and practical suggestions are offered for short- and long-term management. Lastly, future perspectives and gaps in the current knowledge are also addressed.

The book also covers a key discovery of last the 2 decades, namely the autoimmune origin of myocarditis in a sizable proportion of patients, discussing in detail the role of immunosuppression and immunomodulation, as well as the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the disease.

Mainly intended for cardiologists, general physicians, clinical immunologists and rheumatologists, it is also a valuable tool for residents in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology.


inflammatory cardiomyopathy autoimmunity immunosuppressive therapy endomyocardial biopsy cardiac immunology

Editors and affiliations

  • Alida L. P. Caforio
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiology, Department of Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Science and Public HealthUniversity of Padova, Policlinico UniversitarioPadovaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-35275-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-35276-9
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