From Bench to Bedside

  • Leslie T. CooperJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kyung-Soo Kim, Katja Höfling, Steven D. Carson, Nora M. Chapman, Steven Tracy
    Pages 23-53
  3. Sally A. Huber
    Pages 55-76
  4. Bernhard Maisch, Arsen D. Ristić
    Pages 77-108
  5. Akira Matsumori
    Pages 109-133
  6. Joshua M. Hare, Charles J. Lowenstein
    Pages 135-159
  7. Bobby Yanagawa, Mitra Esfandiarei, Chris Carthy, Paul Cheung, Honglin Luo, David Granville et al.
    Pages 161-195
  8. Makoto Kodama, Yuji Okura, Yoshifusa Aizawa, Tohru Izumi
    Pages 197-214
  9. Dingding Xiong, Cornel Badorff, Kirk U. Knowlton
    Pages 231-256
  10. G. William Dec
    Pages 257-281
  11. Gerald J. Berry, Kristen A. Atkins
    Pages 325-370
  12. Joseph G. Murphy, Robert P. Frantz
    Pages 371-389
  13. Jay W. Mason
    Pages 391-403
  14. Leslie T. Cooper Jr.
    Pages 405-420
  15. Leslie T. Cooper Jr.
    Pages 421-436
  16. Lambert A. Wu, Leslie T. Cooper Jr., Gail M. Kephart, Gerald J. Gleich
    Pages 437-453
  17. James M. Hagar, Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola
    Pages 455-502
  18. Jagat Narula, Ragavendra Baliga, Navneet Narula, Prem Chopra, Y. Chandrashekhar
    Pages 503-544
  19. Neil E. Bowles, Jeffrey A. Towbin
    Pages 559-587
  20. Joseph G. Murphy
    Pages 589-608
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 609-621

About this book


Myocarditis was last critically surveyed nearly a decade ago. During that time, our knowledge of viral-induced myocardial injury, autoimmune pathways in the heart, and the clinical treatment of myocarditis has advanced significantly. In Myocarditis: From Bench to Bedside, Leslie T. Cooper, Jr., md, has assembled a panel of leading clinical and scientific experts to comprehensively review this new knowledge, highlighting advances in both our basic scientific understanding and our current clinical knowledge of inflammatory heart disease. Topics covered span many disciplines, from the genetics of cardiotropic viral virulence to clinical epidemiology and treatment. On the clinical side the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of both nonspecific and specific myocarditis are extensively discussed in separate chapters devoted to such major idiopathic clinical entities as cardiac sarcoidosis, giant cell myocarditis, eosinophilic myocarditis, Chagas disease, rheumatic fever, and human immunodeficiency virus-related cardiomyopathy. Research articles complete the picture with discussions of the role of apoptosis in viral myocarditis, rat and mouse models of autoimmune giant cell and lymphocytic myocarditis, and the latest available data on enteroviral proteases and cardiomyopathy. Cutting-edge molecular methods of viral genome detection and both invasive and noninvasive diagnostic methods for viral and autoimmune myocarditis are also presented.
Multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art, and richly illustrated, Myocarditis: From Bench to Bedside is the first book to cover the entire spectrum of myocarditis from basic research to bedside medicine, providing today's researchers and clinicians a platform for understanding these diseases and today's significantly improved treatments for congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, and premature cardiovascular death.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leslie T. CooperJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal MedicineMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Mayo Medical SchoolRochesterUSA

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