The Heart In Systemic Autoimmune Diseases by Fabiola AtzeniThe Heart In Systemic Autoimmune Diseases by Fabiola Atzeni

The Heart In Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

byFabiola AtzeniEditorAndrea Dorea, Mike Nurmohamed

Hardcover | March 4, 2017

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The Heart in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Second Edition, 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.



  • Presents an impressive body of well ordered information on the topic of cardiovascular diseases and their relationship to autoimmune illness
  • Highlights key references
  • Summarizes the experience of a selected panel of distinguished physician-scientists who are actively involved in the field of cardiovascular disease and systemic autoimmunity
Fabiola Atzeni received her degree in Medicine in 1995 from University of Cagliari and accreditation in Rheumatology in 2000. She received her Philosophy Doctorate in Experimental Immunology from University of Barcelona (2005). She is currently an Associate Professor and Senior Consultant at University of Messina. Before her current ro...
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Title:The Heart In Systemic Autoimmune DiseasesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:566 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 4, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128039973

ISBN - 13:9780128039977

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Table of Contents

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