CardioPulmonary System (Quick Look Series)

CardioPulmonary System (Quick Look Series)

by Daniel R Richardson, David C. Randall, Dexter F. Speck
     
 
IMS: Cardiopulmonary System is based on the understanding that the study of physiology is conceptual in nature. As a result, this book carefully and methodically develops the most important concepts underlying the functions of the heart, lungs, and circulation (ie, the cardiopulmonary system) and demonstrates the integrated nature of the entire system. By taking

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IMS: Cardiopulmonary System is based on the understanding that the study of physiology is conceptual in nature. As a result, this book carefully and methodically develops the most important concepts underlying the functions of the heart, lungs, and circulation (ie, the cardiopulmonary system) and demonstrates the integrated nature of the entire system. By taking this approach, medical students will find this text helpful not only in understanding the most important elements of cardiopulmonary physiology but also in providing a useful review of the heart, lungs and circulation in preparation for Step 1 of the USMLE. A unigue tool, the "cycle diagram," is used throughout the book to present the key concepts of homeostasis. One of the major messages of any cycle diagram is that no single organ or organ focuses on detailing how the organs of the cardiopulmonary system function as an integrated whole. Once mastered, the cycle diagrams become an affective mechanism by which to summarise the way almost any system functions.

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Reviewer: Ramon R. Gonzalez, PhD (Loma Linda University)
Description: This is a quick overview of the principles of cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology. It is concise, but fairly complete.
Purpose: This book is intended to be used as a study aid for standardized examinations, and for reviewing important concepts for problem based learning. Good review books are necessary, and the authors succeed well in attaining their objective.
Audience: I am in agreement with the authors that the audience is those wishing to review what has been learned in in-depth courses. The authors are well known for their expertise in physiology.
Features: All of the important concepts of cardio-pulmonary physiology are succinctly covered. The illustrations are simple and clear. The "Clinical Considerations" section brings relevance to the concept being discussed. This volume could easily be adapted to the computer, where simple animations of the illustrations would give it strength. A good discussion of the myocardial action potential is given; however, one concerning the nodal tissue is lacking. I think that the section on cardiovascular control mechanisms would best be placed in context with that system; putting it after pulmonary and with pulmonary systems would be more effective if there were an attempt to integrate the control mechanisms of the two systems.
Assessment: This is an excellent volume for quick review. It would not be suitable for novice students.
4 Stars! from Doody
Ramon R. Gonzalez
This is a quick overview of the principles of cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology. It is concise, but fairly complete. This book is intended to be used as a study aid for standardized examinations, and for reviewing important concepts for problem based learning. Good review books are necessary, and the authors succeed well in attaining their objective. I am in agreement with the authors that the audience is those wishing to review what has been learned in in-depth courses. The authors are well known for their expertise in physiology. All of the important concepts of cardio-pulmonary physiology are succinctly covered. The illustrations are simple and clear. The "Clinical Considerations" section brings relevance to the concept being discussed. This volume could easily be adapted to the computer, where simple animations of the illustrations would give it strength. A good discussion of the myocardial action potential is given; however, one concerning the nodal tissue is lacking. I think that the section on cardiovascular control mechanisms would best be placed in context with that system; putting it after pulmonary and with pulmonary systems would be more effective if there were an attempt to integrate the control mechanisms of the two systems. This is an excellent volume for quick review. It would not be suitable for novice students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889325439
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/25/1999
Series:
Quick Look Books Series
Pages:
353
Product dimensions:
8.53(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.44(d)

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