Collection on Mitochondria and the heart

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    The most common genetic predisposition to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is truncating variation in the giant sarcomeric protein, titin. Ware and Cook review the molecular mechanisms of TTN gene variation in the pathogenesis of DCM, strategies for clinical interpretation of genetic variants for diagnosis, and the role of genetic stratification as a predictor of outcome and treatment response.

    • James S. Ware
    •  & Stuart A. Cook
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    In this Review, Kivimäki and Steptoe assess the current evidence on the association between stress and cardiovascular disease, covering the multiple roles of stress in the development and triggering of disease and as a determinant of prognosis and outcome. In addition, they discuss the clinical and public health importance of major stressors and the implications for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

    • Mika Kivimäki
    •  & Andrew Steptoe
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    Ischaemic injury during an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) event is followed by an intense inflammatory response that occurs after reperfusion. The inflammasome is a protein complex involved in the regulation of this inflammatory response. In this Review, Toldo and Abbate summarize evidence supporting the therapeutic value of inflammasome-targeted strategies in the context of AMI.

    • Stefano Toldo
    •  & Antonio Abbate
  • Review |

    Conduction system disorders lead to slow heart rates that are insufficient to support the circulation, necessitating implantation of electronic pacemakers. Current pacemakers, although effective, have limitations including lead malfunction, lack of autonomic responsiveness, and device-related infections. In this Review, Marbán and colleagues discuss next-generation electronic devices designed to address current limitations, as well as biological pacemakers as alternatives to implantable hardware.

    • Eugenio Cingolani
    • , Joshua I. Goldhaber
    •  & Eduardo Marbán
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    The effects of microgravity and cosmic rays on the cardiovascular system are major health concerns for astronauts in space. In this Review, Hughson and colleagues summarize the current evidence on risk estimation and dysfunction of the cardiovascular system in space, and discuss potential countermeasures, including physical exercise, antioxidants, nutraceuticals, and radiation shielding.

    • Richard L. Hughson
    • , Alexander Helm
    •  & Marco Durante
  • Review |

    In the past 2 decades, an increasing prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as obesity, physical inactivity, and diabetes mellitus, has been observed among young adults (aged 18–45 years) living in developed countries. In their Review, Andersson and Vasan discuss the evolving risk factor burden and available epidemiological data on cardiovascular disease in young adults.

    • Charlotte Andersson
    •  & Ramachandran S. Vasan

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Immune system and cardiovascular disease

A collection of articles from Nature Reviews Cardiology on the role of the immune system in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases

Irene Fernandez Ruiz

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