Chapter 2. Immune Mechanisms in Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease

  1. Ronald Ross Watson1,2 and
  2. Douglas F. Larson3
  1. Wendy A. Luce,
  2. Mandar S. Joshi,
  3. Timothy M. Hoffman,
  4. Timothy F. Feltes and
  5. John Anthony Bauer

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692325.ch2

Immune Dysfunction and Immunotherapy in Heart Disease

Immune Dysfunction and Immunotherapy in Heart Disease

How to Cite

Luce, W. A., Joshi, M. S., Hoffman, T. M., Feltes, T. F. and Bauer, J. A. (2008) Immune Mechanisms in Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease, in Immune Dysfunction and Immunotherapy in Heart Disease (eds R. R. Watson and D. F. Larson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692325.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Nutritional Sciences, The University of Arizona; and Sarver Heart Center, College of Medicine, The University of Arizona

  2. 2

    Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health, The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ USA

  3. 3

    Sarver Heart Center College of Medicine The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155687

Online ISBN: 9780470692325

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Keywords:

  • immune mechanisms;
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • artery;
  • nutrition;
  • oxidase system

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Immune system function in pediatric versus adult populations

  • Defining immune system involvement in pediatric cardiovascular disease

  • Pediatric disease states involving immune mechanisms

  • Therapeutic issues and opportunities

  • References