Cell death in the cardiovascular system

Vladimir Kaplinskiy, Martin R. Bennett, Richard N. Kitsis

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Introduction Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the world. Regulated forms of cell death play critical roles in cardiovascular disease. In particular, apoptosis and necrosis, and perhaps autophagic cell death, are causal components in the pathogenesis of the most common and lethal cardiovascular syndromes: myocardial infarction and heart failure. This chapter summarizes the mechanisms and physiologic impact of regulated cell death in the cardiovascular system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApoptosis
Subtitle of host publicationPhysiology and Pathology
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780511976094
ISBN (Print)9780521886567
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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