Cardiac fibroblast physiology and pathology.

  title={Cardiac fibroblast physiology and pathology.},
  author={David E. Dostal and Shannon S. Glaser and Troy A. Baudino},
  journal={Comprehensive Physiology},
  volume={5 2},
Cardiac function is mediated by interactions between the cellular constituents of the heart, as well as the extracellular matrix. The major cell types of the heart include cardiac fibroblasts, myocytes, endothelial cells, and vascular smooth muscle cells. In addition, there are also resident stem cells and transient cell types, such as immune cells. Interactions in the heart include chemical, mechanical, and electrical signals, which vary depending on the developmental stage, disease state, and… CONTINUE READING
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