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Immunopharmacology of the Heart
1st Edition - October 21, 1993
Editors: Michael J. Curtis, Clive Page
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This volume sets out to consider a range of cardiac diseases for which drugs may play a therapeutic role by virtue of their effects on aspects of the immune system. The book… Read more
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This volume sets out to consider a range of cardiac diseases for which drugs may play a therapeutic role by virtue of their effects on aspects of the immune system. The book reviews diseases of the heart which may involve an immunopharmacological component, and methods and techniques for the study of physiological and biochemical functions in the heart. An important focus is the immunopharmacology of the coronary vascular endothelium and the role of cellular and biochemical components of the immune system in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The content also includes a review of the use of immunologically relevant agents in the setting of cardiac transplantation from aclinical perspective. Immunotherapy has a definite role to play in cardiology to a greater or lesser extent than other forms of intervention, depending on the type of cardiac disease. Immunopharmacology of the Heart aims to identify and clarify this role and points to potential developments of the future. Immunopharmacology of the Heart is a volume for the SYSTEMS theme of The Handbook of Pharmacology. In common with all other volumes it contains standardized illustrations and terms/abbreviations (glossaries of illustrations and terms published at the back of the volume). Other topics covered include: Leukocytes and their role in ischaemic heart disease. Complement activation. Sudden cardiac death. The stunned myocardium and reperfusion injury.
Diseases of the Heart: overview and identification of possible targets for immunopharmacological intervention. Models for evaluation of cardiac function. Immunopharmacology of the coronary vascular endothelium. The role of leukocytes in ischaemic heart disease. Complement activation in cardiac disease. Prevention of sudden cardiac death by immunopharmacological intervention. Inflammatory mediators and the stunned myocardium. Immunotherapy and reperfusion injury in the heart. Immunopharmacology of heart transplantation.
No. of pages: 162
Published: October 21, 1993
Imprint: Academic Press
Hardback ISBN: 9780122002458
Michael J. Curtis
Affiliations and expertise
King's College, London, U.K.
Professor Clive P. Page, BSc PhD OBE HonFBPhS is a Professor of Pharmacology, King’s College London and Director of the Sackler Institute of Pulmonary Pharmacology, King’s College London. Clive’s main research interests are in the pharmacology of inflammation and respiratory disease and he has published over 250 scientific papers. Clive was the co-founder and previous Chairman of the Board of Verona Pharma plc, an AIM listed Company developing new drugs for the treatment of Respiratory Diseases. He is a Non Executive Director of and on boards of several companies. He was awarded the Society of Biology President’s Medal in 2012 for an outstanding contribution to the life sciences over the previous year. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and an Honorary Fellow and President Elect of the British Pharmacological Society. In 2017, Clive was awarded an OBE for Services to Pharmacology.
Affiliations and expertise
Professor of Pharmacology, King’s College London and Director of the Sackler Institute of Pulmonary Pharmacology, King’s College London, UK