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A number of vasoactive mediators have been identified in plasma and in the heart. Some of them may be liberated in inflammatory heart disease. The action of mediators on coronary vasculature in various animal models and their potential role in inflammatory heart disease is reviewed. Their role in patients remains to be determined.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur Heart J

Publication Date

08/1991

Volume

12 Suppl D

Pages

187 - 189

Keywords

Adrenal Glands, Animals, Atrial Natriuretic Factor, Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Coronary Circulation, Coronary Vessels, Eicosanoids, Endothelium, Vascular, Humans, Myocarditis, Neuropeptides, Renin-Angiotensin System, Sympathetic Nervous System, Vasopressins