Innate immune receptors in heart failure: Side effect or potential therapeutic target?

@article{Wagner2014InnateIR,
  title={Innate immune receptors in heart failure: Side effect or potential therapeutic target?},
  author={Katharina B Wagner and Stephan B. Felix and A. R. Riad},
  journal={World journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={6 8},
  pages={791-801}
}
Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in western countries and occasions major expenses for public health systems. Although optimal medical treatment is widely available according to current guidelines, the prognosis of patients with HF is still poor. Despite the etiology of the disease, increased systemic or cardiac activation of the innate immune system is well documented in several types of HF. In some cases there is evidence of an association between innate immune… CONTINUE READING