Cardiovascular Physiology: A Clinical Approach
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Cardiovascular Physiology: A Clinical Approach

by Carol-Ann Courneya, Michael J. Parker, Richard M. Schwartzstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0781774853

ISBN-13: 9780781774857

Pub. Date: 05/28/2010

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Cardiovascular Physiology: A Clinical Approach covers the essentials of cardiovascular physiology for medical students, residents, nurses, and allied health professionals. This book is the second in The Integrated Physiology Series, a sequence of monographs that review physiology in a clinically meaningful way. The accessibility and conversational tone of the

Overview

Cardiovascular Physiology: A Clinical Approach covers the essentials of cardiovascular physiology for medical students, residents, nurses, and allied health professionals. This book is the second in The Integrated Physiology Series, a sequence of monographs that review physiology in a clinically meaningful way. The accessibility and conversational tone of the text offset the difficult and intimidating nature of the subject. Detailed illustrations and accompanying online animated figures help students truly understand key cardiovascular concepts most relevant for the care of patients. Learning objectives, thought questions, clinical cases, and USMLE-style review questions round out the teaching elements that challenge students and help them master the material.

A companion website includes the fully searchable text and 40 animated figures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781774857
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 Getting Started: The Approach to Cardiovascular Physiology 1

2 Form and Function: The Physiological Implications of the Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System 10

3 Excitation Contraction (EC) Coupling: Calcium, the EC Powerhouse 28

4 The Cardiac Cycle: Bringing the Chambers Together 39

5 Electrical Function: Setting the Rhythm 56

6 Electrocardiogram: Keeping the Beat 73

7 Cardiac Output (Starling Curves): Getting It Started 93

8 Blood Vessels: Special Delivery 112

9 Control of Blood Pressure: Keeping Us Standing 138

10 Integration Chapter: Pregnancy, Two Hearts Beating as One 154

Appendix: Answers to Review Questions 168

Glossary of Terms 178

Index 184

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