Evidence for activation of immune system in heart failure: Is there a role for anti-inflammatory therapy? Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Heart Failure
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Immunologic Factors
  • Plasmapheresis

abstract

  • There is substantial evidence of immune modulation promoting the downregulation of inflammatory cytokines thus increasing several important and potentially therapeutic anti-inflammatory cytokines. It will be necessary to design large multicenter trials to overcome the expected improvements of current therapies, which may overshadow results, and to finally elucidate the therapeutic contributions of immune modulation in heart failure.

publication date

  • May 2008

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/HCO.0b013e3282fbfbc7

PubMed ID

  • 18382215

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 254

end page

  • 60

volume

  • 23

number

  • 3