Role of Apoptosis in Adverse Ventricular Remodeling

Antonio Abbate, Jagat Narula

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Apoptosis is a key feature in the progression of heart disease. Stage B heart failure is characterized by a structurally abnormal heart in which the remodeled myocardium is prone to apoptosis. Elimination of the proapoptotic stimuli or inhibition of the apoptotic cascade could presumably rescue the myocardium and halt the progression of adverse remodeling and heart failure. In this article, the authors review the role of apoptosis (or programmed cell death) in determining the evolution of symptomatic heart failure and particularly the adverse remodeling in the aftermath of acute myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • Apoptosis
  • Caspase
  • Heart failure
  • Ventricular remodeling


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