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New Insights in Research About Acute Ischemic Myocardial Injury and Inflammation

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Recognition that inflammation may contribute to the pathogenesis of various cardiac diseases has naturally led to the evaluation of the therapeutic potential of a range of anti-inflammatory approaches. Unfortunately, results in most settings have been disappointing. The majority of novel approaches fail despite promising preclinical data, partly attributable to off-target effects. The purpose of this review, focused on inflammation following acute myocardial ischemia, is to give a brief overview of the new insights regarding research on pro-inflammatory signaling cascades that could be targeted for cardioprotective therapeutic developments.

Keywords: Inflammation; ischemia-reperfusion; myocardial injury

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: March 1, 2013

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