Cardiac Mechanics and Function in the Normal and Diseased Heart

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784431680208
  • Publisher: Springer Japan
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
  • Pages: 353
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

A. Cellular Aspect of Cardiac Mechanics.- Preface.- Ca2+ Transients in Perfused Hearts: Fundamental Properties of the Chemical Signals Underlying Ventricular Mechanics.- Mechanics of the Sarcomere.- Rapid Relengthening in Isolated Cardiac Cells and the Origin of Diastolic Recoil.- Isotonic Segment Dynamics of Isolated Cardiac Muscle.- Pathology of the Cardiac Collagen Matrix: Mechanical and Functional Effects.- The Cellular Basis of Stunned Myocardium.- Isozymic Changes in Human Cardiac Myosins Due to Overload.- B. Mechanical Properties of the Ventricle.- Preface.- Integrity of Myocardial Fiber Structure Maintained by Fiber Load Induced Local Growth.- Contractility and Pump Function of In Vivo Left Ventricle and Its Coupling with Arterial Load: Testing the Assumptions.- The Concept of Systolic Myocardial Stiffness with Applications to the Assessment of Myocardial Contractility in Health and Disease.- Determinants of Diastolic Function.- Equilibrium Volume and Passive Pressure-Volume Relationship in the Intact Canine Left Ventricle.- Discrepancy Between Slow Relaxation and Increased Myocardial Stiffness.- Coronary Circulation and Cardiac Function.- Pressure-Volume Relation of the Left Atrium in Man.- C. Ventricular Function and Interaction Between Heart and Vessels.- Preface.- Energetics of the Heart.- An Energetic Analysis of Myocardial Performance.- Ventricular Pressure-Volume Relations Demonstrate Positive Inotropic Effect of Increased Arterial Impedance.- Physiological and Pharmacological Interventions on Coupling of Heart and Arterial Load.- Ventricular Matching with the Arterial System in Chronically Instrumented Dogs.- Right Ventricular Function in Relation to Pulmonary Arterial Impedance.- Dynamics of Left Ventricular Filling.- Ventricular Interaction and the Role of the Pericardium: Effects of Right Ventricular Loading.- D. Regional and Chamber Mechanics in Ischemic and Hypertrophic Hearts.- Preface.- A New Method of Analyzing Regional Myocardial Function of the Ventricle.- Regional Wall Motion in the Ischemic Heart.- Assessment of Left Ventricular Filling Patterns in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.- Assessment of Diastolic Function of Hypertrophic Heart by Doppler Echocardiography.- Assessment of Cardiac Function in Diseased Heart by Catheterization Study.- Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction.- E. Cardiac Function in Heart Failure.- Preface.- Neurohumoral Abnormalities and Adrenoceptor Changes in Chronic Heart Failure.- Adrenergic Receptors and Signal Transduction in Myocardial Hypertrophy, Ischemia, and Failure.- Adrenergic Regulation During Exercise in Patients with Heart Failure.- Exercise Hemodynamics in Patients with Heart Failure.- New Inotropic Agents for Treatment of Heart Failure.

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