Search for dissertations about: "dilated cardiomyopathy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 31 swedish dissertations containing the words dilated cardiomyopathy.

  1. 1. Treatment in Dilated Cardiomyopathy : with special emphasis on beta-adrenergic receptor blockade and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition

    Author : Kjell Jansson; Rolf Nordlander; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart muscle disease of unknown origin, characterised by ventricular dilatation and impairment of systolic function. The basic treattnent is medical, according to different pharmacological principles. Evaluation of the severity of the disease and the effects of medication are important for optimal management. READ MORE

  2. 2. T cell Function in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    Author : Erika Lindberg; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : cardiomyopathy; lymphocytes; cytokines; autoimmunity; infection;

    Abstract : Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart muscle disease characterized by dilatation of one or both ventricles together with decreased systolic function. Its etiology is still largely unknown. READ MORE

  3. 3. Pathophysiological importance of Beta1-Adrenergic receptor autoantibodies in the development of cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Clinically and experimentally

    Author : Lisa Buvall; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : ; Dilated Cardiomyopathy; Beta1 Adrenergic Receptor; Antibody; Cardiac; Function; Intravenous Immunoglobulin; Immunoadsorption; Cultured Cardiomyocytes; rat; mice; GRK2;

    Abstract : Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart muscle disease of unknown originthat is characterized by ventricular dilation and the impaired contraction of the left orboth ventricles, resulting in progressive heart failure and sudden cardiac death. Antibodiesagainst different cardiac proteins have been found in DCM; they include antibodiesagainst the 1-adrenergic receptor (1AR). READ MORE

  4. 4. Cardiac complications in celiac disease

    Author : Louise Emilsson; Jonas Ludvigsson; Roland Carlsson; Daniel Leffler; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; atrial fibrillation; autoimmune; celiac disease; cohort; dilated cardiomyopathy; inflammation; myocardial infarction; registry; Cardiology; Kardiologi;

    Abstract : Background: Celiac disease (CD) is an immune-mediated enteropathy induced by dietary gluten that affects about 1% of western populations. CD has been associated to an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in some studies; however associations to cardiovascular diseases have not been broadly researched. READ MORE

  5. 5. Statins, Lipids, and Mutations: Consequences for the Heart and Immune System

    Author : Emil G. Ivarsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; CAAX Proteins; Statins; RHO Proteins; Dilated Cardiomyopathy;

    Abstract : CAAX proteins are a group of proteins that undergo a three-step protein maturation process that renders the proteins carboxyl-terminus hydrophobic and prone to localize to cellular membranes, where they have their primary function. The first step in this process is called prenylation, which is the covalent attachment of a lipid, either a 15-carbon farnesyl or a 20-carbon geranylgeranyl lipid, to the carboxyl-terminal cysteine residue by the enzymes farnesyltransferase (FTase) and geranylgeranyltransferase type I (GGTase-I), respectively. READ MORE