Author(s): Tschpe C, Van Linthout S
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Abstract Recently, a new paradigm for the development of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) has been proposed, which identifies a systemic pro-inflammatory state induced by comorbidities as the origin of microvascular endothelial cell inflammation and subsequent concentric cardiac remodeling and dysfunction. This review further discusses the pivotal role of the inflamed endothelium in the pathogenesis of HFpEF-specific cardiac remodeling. The potential importance of reciprocal interactions of the endothelium with cardiac fibroblasts and cardiomyocytes and with the cardiac neurohumoral response in this cardiac remodeling process is outlined.
This article was published in Curr Heart Fail Rep
and referenced in Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine