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Overview

Most of the progress in cardiac energetics in recent years has been spurred by the pressure-volume area concept, the natural extension into energetics of earlier pioneering work delineating the time-varying elastance framework for ventricular contraction. The book draws together a broad spectrum of researchers - basic, applied and clinical - having a shared interest in the energetics of cardiac muscle and ventricle, providing an overview of the current state of the art.

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Reviewer: Richard L. Clancy, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This book consists of 16 chapters addressing the following aspects of cardiac muscle energetics: (1) contractility and the pressure volume area; (2) excitation-contraction coupling; and (3) inotropic agents in diseased hearts. Each chapter is a synopsis of a presentation at a workshop held in 1994.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an overview of recent developments in the understanding of the energetics of cardiac muscle contraction. To fulfill this objective, research scientists contributed chapters related to their particular area of cardiac energetics research. This is an important objective because cardiac arrhythmias and impaired ventricular pump function are frequently a result of an inequality between cardiac energy demands and energy supply.
Audience: The chapters are written primarily for scientists and cardiologists who are actively engaged in cardiac energetics research. The contributors of the chapters are established investigators in the area of cardiac energetics.
Features: Because each chapter is written by a different group of scientists, there is little commonality in writing style and illustrations. Most illustrations are constructed in the format for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The authors provide a relatively extensive index.
Assessment: This book is an outcome of a workshop held on this topic. It appears each chapter is a synopsis of the participants' presentations. Consequently, the chapters are most useful to scientists actively engaged in cardiac energetics research. Persons not actively engaged will find some chapters difficult because of the mathematical emphasis. This book would have been of use to a broader group of scientist had the authors included a background chapter and a chapter summarizing the significance of the findings of the contributors. The significance of the subject justifies biomedical libraries purchasing this book.
Richard L. Clancy
This book consists of 16 chapters addressing the following aspects of cardiac muscle energetics: (1) contractility and the pressure volume area; (2) excitation-contraction coupling; and (3) inotropic agents in diseased hearts. Each chapter is a synopsis of a presentation at a workshop held in 1994. The purpose is to provide an overview of recent developments in the understanding of the energetics of cardiac muscle contraction. To fulfill this objective, research scientists contributed chapters related to their particular area of cardiac energetics research. This is an important objective because cardiac arrhythmias and impaired ventricular pump function are frequently a result of an inequality between cardiac energy demands and energy supply. The chapters are written primarily for scientists and cardiologists who are actively engaged in cardiac energetics research. The contributors of the chapters are established investigators in the area of cardiac energetics. Because each chapter is written by a different group of scientists, there is little commonality in writing style and illustrations. Most illustrations are constructed in the format for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The authors provide a relatively extensive index. This book is an outcome of a workshop held on this topic. It appears each chapter is a synopsis of the participants' presentations. Consequently, the chapters are most useful to scientists actively engaged in cardiac energetics research. Persons not actively engaged will find some chapters difficult because of the mathematical emphasis. This book would have been of use to a broader group of scientist had the authors included a background chapter and achapter summarizing the significance of the findings of the contributors. The significance of the subject justifies biomedical libraries purchasing this book.
Booknews
Samples the basic, applied, and clinical research of the past decade on the energetics of contractions of cardiac muscles and the heart as a whole, especially that informed by the pressure- volume area concept. Scientists like the subject because it is more easily quantified than most biological processes and because discoveries at a very basic level can have rapid and significant impact on clinical understanding. Considers such topics as the kinetic properties of cardiac myosin in vitro, explaining load- dependent ventricular performance and energetics using a model of E-C coupling, the energetics during ventricular fibrillation, calcium signaling and the pharmacology of cardiotonic agents, and the effect of inotropic agents on mechano-energetics in human diseased hearts. The 16 papers are from a workshop in Okayama, Japan, in February 1994. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792337218
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Series: Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine Series , #177
  • Edition description: 1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors. Preface; M.M. LeWinter, et al. 1. Energy costs of PVA and Emax: constancy and variability; H. Suga, et al. 2. Kinetic property of cardiac myosin in vitro; S. Sugiura, et al. 3. Thin filament regulation and cardiac energetics; R.J. Solaro. 4. Explaining load-dependent ventricular performance and energetics based on a model of E-C coupling; D. Burkhoff, et al. 5. Cardiac contractions. PVA and energetic considerations determined from a cardiac muscle crossbridge model; T.W. Taylor, et al. 6. Normalization of Emax and PVA; M. Sugawara, et al. 7. Observations on the relation of PVA and MVO2 in closed chest dogs; G.L. Freeman, S.D. Prabhu. 8. Regional myocardial contraction coupled with energetics; Y. Goto, et al. 9. Energetics during ventricular fibrillation; H. Kusuoka, E. Marbab. 10. Influence of preload on non-mechanical VO2 assessed with 2,3-butanedione monoxime; M.M. LeWinter, et al. 11. Emax and myocardial microcirculation; F. Kajiya, et al. 12. Efficiency of ventricular-arterial coupling and baroreflex regulation of blood pressure; K. Sunagawa, et al. 13. Ventriculo-arterial load matching of failing hearts; H. Asanoi, et al. 14. Calcium signalling and pharmacology of cardiotonic agents; M. Endoh. 15. Effect of inotropic agents on mechanoenergetics in human diseased heart; M. Takeuchi, et al. 16. Effects of various inotropic agents on the relation between ventriculoarterial coupling and myocardial energetics in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy; M. Yokota, et al. Index.

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