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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Arthur Grant, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This ninth edition cardiovascular physiology book has been updated with revisions and the addition of new figures.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide readers with a fundamental understanding of the physiology of the cardiovascular system.
Audience: It is intended for medical students, graduate students, medical residents, and cardiovascular fellows.
Features: The book, written by leading experts in the field, consists of 13 chapters covering general physiology concepts, regulatory mechanisms, and selected pathophysiologic examples. Each chapter begins with a list of objectives and ends with a summary to emphasize salient points. The authors further clarify important concepts with the effective use of diagrams, schematics, pressure tracings, and other figures. All chapters include selected references and case histories with multiple-choice questions.
Assessment: This is a well written book that provides a clear and understandable description of the complex physiologic schemes that makes up the cardiovascular system.