Myocardial Damage

Early Detection by Novel Biochemical Markers

  • Juan Carlos Kaski
  • David W. Holt

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 205)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. David W. Holt
    Pages 17-25
  3. Norbert Frey, Margit Müller-Bardorff, Hugo A. Katus
    Pages 27-39
  4. Johannes Mair
    Pages 53-59
  5. Johannes Mair, Bernd Puschendorf, Ernst-Georg Krause
    Pages 61-71
  6. Naab M. Al-Saady, A. John Camm
    Pages 137-148
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-218

About this book


The spectrum of unstable coronary syndromes has been the object of steadily increasing research particularly in respect of novel diagnostic and treatment modalities. Although the WHO criteria for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction have been known for decades, there is still much debate as to the proper use of these, especially the handling of biochemical markers. Traditional enzymes have limitations in diagnostic power and new markers have unclarified applicability with regard to standardisation of assays and decision limits. Furthermore, the growing understanding of the conception of minimal myocardial damage in the borderzone between unstable angina pectoris and myocardial infarction necessitates refinement in the definitions of the various entities within the kaleidoscope of acute myocardial ischaemia. There has been a strong impetus within the European Society of Cardiology to present this subject to a broad audience of cardiologists, and as a consequence the theme of biochemical markers has become an important constituent of the Education and Training Programmes of the Society. This book has fundamental implications for the overall comprehension of this complex area. This book on myocardial damage, compiled by international experts, will truly appeal to the basic scientist as well as the clinician searching for updated knowledge of the pathophysiology and risk stratification of unstable coronary syndromes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Carlos Kaski
    • 1
  • David W. Holt
    • 2
  1. 1.St George’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Cardiological SciencesSt George’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5056-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2380-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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