Chapter 1: Myocardial infarction and development of heart failure.-
Chapter 2: Ischemic preconditioning.
Chapter 3: Pharmacological preconditioning.
Chapter 4: Ischemic postconditioning.
Chapter 5: Pharmacological postconditioning.
Chapter 6: Cytokine therapy.
Chapter 7: Stem cell therapy.
Chapter 8: Future application and perspectives.
Shinya Minatoguchi, MD, PhD Emeritus Professor, Gifu University Research Professor, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture 501-1194, Japan Head of Heart Failure Center, Gifu Municipal Hospital, 7-1 Kashimacho, Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture 500-8513, Japan