eBook The Heart in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases - Volume 14, 2nd Edition

  • Fabiola Atzeni
  • Andrea Dorea
  • Mike Nurmohamed
  • Paolo Pauletto
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  • ISBN-10: 0444636692
  • ISBN-13: 9780444636690
  • DDC: 616.1
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 566 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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This volume provides an overview on our current understanding of major complications relating to the heart and autoimmune diseases. It includes the latest information on the new pathogenetic mechanisms involved, along with clinical manifestations of these important comortbidities. Mortality in autoimmune diseases, in particular, rheumatoid arthritis and SLE, has increased when compared with the general population. This excess mortality is largely due to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)-particularly those of atherosclerotic origin, such as ischemic heart disease-and is gaining recognition in all branches of medicine, from cardiology, to internal medicine, and from rheumatologists to orthopedics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Handbook of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Cellular Immunity: A Role for Cytokines.
2: Organ-Specific Autoimmunity Involvement in Cardiovascular Disease.
3: Neonatal Lupus Syndromes: Pathogenesis and Clinical Features.
4: Subclinical Cardiovascular Damage in Systemic Rheumatic Diseases.
5: Atherosclerosis and Autoimmunity.
6: Inflammasomes and Inflammatory Cytokines in Early Atherosclerosis.
7: Treatment of Lipid Metabolism Disturbances in Autoimmune Diseases.
8: Cardiac Imaging Techniques in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases.
9: New Cardiac Imaging Tools and Invasive Techniques in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases (Part II).
10: Cardiac Diseases in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
11: Cardiac Involvement in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
12: Cardiac Involvement in the Antiphospholipid Syndrome.
13: Cardiac Involvement in Scleroderma.
14: Cardiac Involvement in Systemic Vasculitis.
15: Cardiovascular Involvement in Ankylosing Spondylitis.
16: Cardiovascular Involvement in Psoriatic Arthritis.
17: Cardiovascular Involvement in Primary Sjögren's Syndrome.
18: Gout and Heart Disease: A Two-Way Street?.
19: Heart Involvement in Osteoarthritis.
20: Cardiac Effects of Antirheumatic Drugs.