Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms, Clinical Consequences

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Hans-Reiner Figulla, Reinhard Kandolf, Bruce M. McManus
Springer-Verlag, Jan 1, 1993 - Heart - 405 pages
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The latest developments in molecular biology have broadened our understanding of the pathogenesis of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC). In this book, written by well-known experts, a comprehensive overviewof IDC is given, including basic cellular and molecular concepts, virology, immunology, cardiac receptors and ionic channels, contractility abnormalities, microcirculation, and oxygen supply in cardiac hypertrophy. Details on basic research are supplemented by results of new clinical trials in IDC and the latest data on the epidemiology of the disease. For those who are interested in the disease, the book summarizes progress in all major fields.

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Natural History of Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Molecular Analysis of Cardiac Growth and Development

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Bruce McManus plays include, The Chinese Man Said Goodbye, Ordinary Days, Schedules, Calenture, and Selkirk Avenue (nominated for a Governor s General s Award for Drama in 1998). Adaptations for the stage include Three Sisters and A Doll s House produced at Prairie Theatre Exchange in 1998 and A Christmas Carol produced at MTC in 2005.

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