Evidence for activation of immune system in heart failure: is there a role for anti-inflammatory therapy?

@article{Celis2008EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for activation of immune system in heart failure: is there a role for anti-inflammatory therapy?},
  author={Ren{\'e} Celis and Guillermo Torre-Martinez and Guillermo Torre-Amione},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={254-60}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The efficacy of already established heart failure therapeutics limits new developments; however, there are still fertile grounds for growth with a better understanding of often overlooked mechanisms of disease. We will review evidence on inflammation and components of the inflammatory process occurring in patients with chronic heart failure, review different therapeutic techniques such as intravenous immunoglobin, plasmapheresis and immuno-adsorption. RECENT FINDINGS The use… CONTINUE READING
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