The Immunology of Cardiovascular Homeostasis and Pathology

  • Susanne Sattler
  • Teresa Kennedy-Lydon

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1003)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Immune System in Tissue and Organ Homeostasis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Immune Functions and Properties of Resident Cells in the Heart and Cardiovascular System

  4. The Immune System in Cardiovascular Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Mohammed Shamim Rahman, Kevin Woollard
      Pages 121-144
    3. Elena Generali, Marco Folci, Carlo Selmi, Piersandro Riboldi
      Pages 145-171
    4. Anastasia Bougea, Nikolaos Spantideas
      Pages 173-185
    5. William Bracamonte-Baran, Daniela Čiháková
      Pages 187-221
  5. The Immune System in Repair and Regeneration After Myocardial Infarct

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Vânia Nunes-Silva, Stefan Frantz, Gustavo Campos Ramos
      Pages 225-250
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-283

About this book


Cardiovascular immunology is a newly emerging research area, investigating the crosstalk between the cardiovascular and the immune system. This crosstalk is evident through (1) crucial immunological capacities and functions of cardiovascular cell types, including cardiomyocytes, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, pericytes and cardiac resident macrophages, (2) the impact of aberrant immune function on the development of cardiovascular disease such as atherosclerosis, direct and indirect immune-mediated heart disease and vasculitis, and (3) the crucial role of the immune system in cardiac repair and regeneration.

The Immunology of Cardiovascular Homeostasis and Pathology covers all these aspects of cardiovascular immunology, starting with homeostatic immunological functions of traditional cardiovascular cell types, and moving then to the role of the immune system in cardiovascular pathology and to recent research into targeting the immune system to boost cardiac healing and regeneration.


atherosclerosis autoimmunity cardiovascular immunology heart disease myocardial infarct tissue homeostasis

Editors and affiliations

  • Susanne Sattler
    • 1
  • Teresa Kennedy-Lydon
    • 2
  1. 1.Hammersmith CampusImperial College London National Heart and Lung InstituteLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Hammersmith CampusImperial College London National Heart and Lung InstituteLondonUnited Kingdom

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