Mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in the pathogenesis of several cardiovascular diseases, including myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathies of various etiologies, arrhythmias, atherosclerosis, and hypertension.
The mechanisms of mitochondrial involvement in cardiovascular disease are manifested in the following ways.
Figure 1. Contribution of mitochondrial dysfunction to cardiovascular disease (Bonora, 2019).
Since the heart is highly dependent on mitochondrial oxidative energy, it is understandable that defects in mitochondrial structure and function can be found in association with different cardiac diseases, and mitochondria is a potential treatment target.
Moreover, various syndromes that contain numerous clinical symptoms of mitochondrial dysfunction generally have cardiac features.
|Table 1 Cardiac involvement in the main mitochondrial syndromes|
|Cardiac features||Syndromes involved|
|Cardiomyopathy||MELAS, MERRF, NARP, Pearson, LHON, MNGIE, Leigh, Alpers, Barth|
|Ventricular pre-excitation||MELAS, MERRF,|
|Atrioventricular block||KSS, CPEO|
|See also Symptoms of Different Types of Mitochondrial Diseases|
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