An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology 5E / Edition 5
  • An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology 5E / Edition 5
  • An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology 5E / Edition 5

An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology 5E / Edition 5

by Rodney J Levick, Rodney J. Levick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340942045

ISBN-13: 9780340942048

Pub. Date: 02/28/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A good understanding of cardiovascular physiology is fundamental to understanding cardiovascular disease, exercise performance, and many other aspects of human physiology. Thus, cardiovascular physiology is a major component of all undergraduate courses in physiology, biomedical science and medicine, as well as postgraduate study programs for the MRCP and

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Overview

A good understanding of cardiovascular physiology is fundamental to understanding cardiovascular disease, exercise performance, and many other aspects of human physiology. Thus, cardiovascular physiology is a major component of all undergraduate courses in physiology, biomedical science and medicine, as well as postgraduate study programs for the MRCP and FRCA.

An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology offers all the information needed by students and medical examination candidates in a clear, logical, and well-illustrated manner, with many useful line diagrams and tables that support the text and provide proof of concepts. It provides a comprehensive but accessible account of cardiovascular physiology, from the fundamentals of how the cardiovascular system works in both health and disease to more complex physiological mechanisms and pathways.

Learning Objectives, Overview and Summary sections are helpful for checking understanding. The book encourages active, problem-based learning through clinical cases and Further Reading sections featuring primary research literature, review papers, and books.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340942048
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
716,768
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

A note on active and problem-based learning

1 Overview of the cardiovascular system 1

2 The cardiac cycle 16

3 The cardiac myocyte: excitation and contraction 28

4 Initiation and nervous control of heartbeat 51

5 Electrocardiography and arrhythmias 67

6 Control of stroke volume and cardiac output 80

7 Assessment of cardiac output and peripheral pulse 108

8 Haemodynamics: flow, pressure and resistance 116

9 The endothelial cell 147

10 The microcirculation and solute exchange 166

11 Circulation of fluid between plasma, interstitium and lymph 188

12 Vascular smooth muscle: excitation, contraction and relaxation 220

13 Control of blood vessels: I. Intrinsic control 240

14 Control of blood vessels: II. Extrinsic control by nerves and hormones 258

15 Specialization in individual circulations 279

16 Cardiovascular receptors, reflexes and central control 308

17 Co-ordinated cardiovascular responses 330

18 Cardiovascular responses in pathological situations 348

Clinical cases for problem-based learning 372

Appendix 1 Human Cardiovascular parameters 381

Appendix 2 Biophysical parameters and physiological mechanisms 384

Index 391

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