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TitleInfections and the Cardiovascular System: New Perspectives [electronic resource] / edited by I. W. Fong
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 2003
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Descript XII, 270 p. 14 illus. online resource


Infectious agents have been recognized to involve the heart and vascular system for well over a century. Traditional concepts and teachings of their involvement in the pathogenesis of disease have been by a few established mechanisms. Since the last decade of the 20th century there has been renewed interest in the medical and public media on infectious diseases affecting the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems, through their relationship with the development of acceleration of atherosclerosis. This volume highlights and reviews new perspectives of infections on the cardiovascular system as never before. It is a truly valuable resource for scientists, researchers, residents, and fellows in the fields of infectious disease, cardiology, and microbiology


Traditional Infections Affecting the Cardiovascular System -- New Insights and Updates for Established Entities -- Atherosclerosis and Inflammation -- Traditional Risk Factors and Newly Recognized Emerging Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease -- Effect of Infection on Lipoproteins and the Coagulation System -- Emerging Relationships of Infections and the Cardiovascular System -- Chlamydia pneumoniae and the Cardiovascular System -- Periodontal Disease and the Cardiovascular System -- Cytomegalovirus and Herpes Simplex Virus in Cardiovascular Disease -- Miscellaneous Infections and Atherosclerosis: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

Medicine Medical microbiology Cardiology Infectious diseases Medicine & Public Health Cardiology Infectious Diseases Medical Microbiology


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