TY - CHAP A1 - Nicolas Hanabergh A2 - James P. Morgan ED1 - Daniela Cihakova Y1 - 2011-10-21 PY - 2011 T1 - Exacerbation of Viral Myocarditis by Tobacco Smoke: The Catecholamine Hypothesis N2 - Myocarditis, the inflammation of the heart muscle, could be in some cases serious and potentially fatal disease. This book is a comprehensive compilation of studies from leading international experts on various aspects of myocarditis. The first section of the book provides a clinical perspective on the disease. It contains comprehensive reviews of the causes of myocarditis, its classification, diagnosis, and treatment. It also includes reviews of Perimyocarditis; Chagas' chronic myocarditis, and myocarditis in HIV-positive patients. The second section of the book focuses on the pathogenesis of myocarditis, discussing pathways and mechanisms activated during viral infection and host immune response during myocarditis. The third, and final, section discusses new findings in the pathogenesis that may lead to new directions for clinical diagnosis, including use of new biomarkers, and new treatments of myocarditis. BT - Myocarditis SP - Ch. 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/23694 DO - 10.5772/23694 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-17 ER -