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Title The cardiac lymphatic system : an overview / Ganga Karunamuni, editor
Published New York, NY : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource
Contents Anatomy of the Cardiac Lymphatic System. A General Outline of the Cardiac Lymphatic System / Marios Loukas, Sameer Shah, Shivayogi Bhusnurmath, Bharti Shivayogi Bhusnurmath -- Development and Patterning of the Cardiac Lymphatic Network / Jörg Wilting, Jörg Männer -- The Cardiac Lymphatics and Heart Disease. The Link Between Lymphatic Obstruction and Congenital Heart Disease / Manish Bansal -- The Role of Lymphatics in Atherogenesis, Myocardial Infarction, Congestive Heart Failure, and Cardiac Transplantation / Shin Lin, Stanley G. Rockson -- The Lymphatics in Normal and Pathological Heart Valves / Ivana Kholová, Galina Dragneva, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala -- Therapeutic Applications Targeting the Cardiac Lymphatics in Heart Disease / Jae-Hyeong Park, Jin-Ok Jeong -- Imaging the Lymphatic System in Heart Transplantation and Its Immunological Implications / Kathryn Brown, Lindsey A. Edwards, Wilson Wong -- Cardiac Lymphatic Signaling. Tie Receptor Signaling in Cardiac Lymphangiogenesis / Xianghu Qu, H. Scott Baldwin -- VEGF Receptor Signaling in the Cardiac Lymphatics / Alexey Dashkevich, Karl B. Lemström, Antti I. Nykänen -- Hypoxia and the Cardiac Lymphatic System / Todd R. Wuest, P. Charles Lin -- The Potential of the Epicardium to Act as a Source of Lymphatic Cells / Linda Klotz, Paul Riley
Summary The heart is invested with a complex, intertwining network of blood and lymphatic vessels which, respectively, provide the cardiac tissue with oxygen and nutrients and eliminate excess fluid from the interstitium. The coronary blood vessels have been the focus of much investigation in the past few decades. On the other hand, the literature regarding the cardiac lymphatic vessels remains sparse, despite their important role in maintaining normal heart function. With this in mind, a better understanding of the cardiac lymphatic network and its ability to regulate fluid homeostasis within the hea
Analysis Medicine
Human physiology
Biological models
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
In Springer eBooks
Subject Heart -- Lymphatics.
Heart -- Diseases.
Heart -- physiology
Heart -- physiopathology
Lymphatic System -- physiopathology
Heart Diseases
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Heart -- Diseases.
Heart -- Lymphatics.
Form Electronic book
Author Karunamuni, Ganga
ISBN 9781461467748