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Molecular Cardiology for the Cardiologist : Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine - Bernard Swynghedauw

Molecular Cardiology for the Cardiologist

Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine

Hardcover Published: October 1998
ISBN: 9780792383239
Number Of Pages: 301

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Molecular Cardiology for the Cardiologist, Second Edition provides a short, easily readable summary of what the new biology brings to cardiology. Special efforts have been made to include comprehensive diagrams and drawings, as well as teaching tables, and also to keep the size of the second edition within the modest limits of the first edition. The book remains divided into 5 parts. The first part is a general introduction to the new terminology. The second part is devoted to the normal structure of the heart and vessels. Parts 3 and 4 deal with physiopathology. One of the important contributions of molecular biology to cardiology is a better understanding of the general process of adaptation of the heart and vessels to a permanent mechanical overloading. Such a process is generally called remodeling, and results from coordinate changes in the expression of the genes. The last part of the book includes information on gene and cellular therapy.

`The author has deliberately punctuated the chapter with numerous technical terms which to his credit are well explained. Another useful feature is the addition of internet sites for gene databases. ...an excellent review of the subject starting from first principals. The numerous line diagrams are of a high quality and make an otherwise complex subject easily understandable.' The Bulletin

Preface
The new language of biology
From chromosome to gene
Current technologies
Normal heart and vessels
Membrane proteins and electrical activity
Contractile proteins and contractility
Calciproteins and calcium movements
Collagen, ECM, and tissue compliance
Peptides regulating cardiac or vascular function
Cardiac and vascular growth
Diseases of adaptation
Biological adaptation
The hypertrophied and failing heart
The senescent heart and vessels
Genetics
DNA polymorphism
Inherited diseases
Inherited cardiovascular diseases and risk factors
Gene transfers
Gene transfer during viral infection
Transgenic animals and reverse physiology
Gene therapy
References
Glossary
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792383239
ISBN-10: 0792383230
Series: Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 301
Published: October 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 1.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised