What are the main cell types involved in the inflammatory response?
The inflammatory response involves a highly coordinated network of many cell types. Activated macrophages, monocytes, and other cells mediate local responses to tissue damage and infection.
What causes inflammation of the muscles around the heart?
Myocarditis is when your heart muscle becomes inflamed. It often happens due to an infection, typically caused by a virus. Myocarditis can also be caused by bacterial infections, fungal infections, and autoimmune diseases. Many people with myocarditis go on to recover completely.
What happens with heart inflammation?
Inflammation can affect the lining of your heart or valves, the heart muscle, or the tissue surrounding the heart. Inflammation in the heart can lead to serious health problems, including an irregular heartbeat (also called arrhythmia), heart failure, and coronary heart disease. Many things cause heart inflammation.
How do you deal with inflammation of the heart?
Antibiotics, heart medications, corticosteroids and drugs that reduce inflammation can usually treat and resolve minor inflammatory heart disease.
What causes inflammation in the heart?
Various pathogenic factors, such as infection, tissue injury, or cardiac infarction, can induce inflammation by causing tissue damage. The etiologies of inflammation can be infectious or non-infectious (Table (Table1).1).
Is there a role for inflammation in the pathogenesis of heart failure?
Role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and its potential as a therapeutic target. Heart Fail Rev. 2014;19:681–694.
What is inflammatory response?
INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE MECHANISMS The inflammatory response is the coordinate activation of signaling pathways that regulate inflammatory mediator levels in resident tissue cells and inflammatory cells recruited from the blood.
What microcirculatory events occur during the inflammatory process?
Important microcirculatory events that occur during the inflammatory process include vascular permeability changes, leukocyte recruitment and accumulation, and inflammatory mediator release [2, 6]. Various pathogenic factors, such as infection, tissue injury, or cardiac infarction, can induce inflammation by causing tissue damage.