Cardiovascular Physiology (Lange Physiology Series) / Edition 5

Cardiovascular Physiology (Lange Physiology Series) / Edition 5

by David E. Mohrman, Lois Jane Heller, Lois Jane Heller
     
 

CLEAR, CONCISE, AND UP TO DATEHere is a direct, highly-readable way for students to gain a fundamental knowledge and basic understanding of cardiovascular physiology. Experienced practitioners will find this versatile reference to be the perfect refresher course and a convenient way to stay up-to-date on the latest research and developments in this ever-changing

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CLEAR, CONCISE, AND UP TO DATEHere is a direct, highly-readable way for students to gain a fundamental knowledge and basic understanding of cardiovascular physiology. Experienced practitioners will find this versatile reference to be the perfect refresher course and a convenient way to stay up-to-date on the latest research and developments in this ever-changing field.

#1 CHOICE FOR CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
* Provides a short, well-mapped path to mastery of concepts and functions of cardiovascular physiology
* Clarifies the details of physiologic mechanisms and their role in pathologic states
* Links cardiovascular physiology to diagnosis and treatment
* Summarizes key concepts at the end of each chapter with locators indicating where the material is located in the text
* Offers new information on discoveries in muscle contraction, membrane potential, and more
* Provides an ideal quick review for the USMLE Step 1 with enhanced illustrations, an easier-to-read format, and handy new tables of normal cardiovascular system values
* Reinforces learning with new study questions
* Convenient appendix resources and a list of recommended readings

****[four stars] from Doody

"A pleasure to read and have, for both the beginner and the practitioner ... a concise but thorough overview of the basic concepts of cardiovascular physiology ... a welcome reference for those who wish to stay abreast without being overwhelmed by unnecessary methodological details."
* —from the Doody review of the Fourth Edition

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071388641
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Series:
Lange Physiology Series
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Overview of the Cardiovascular System1
Homeostatic Role of the Cardiovascular System1
The Basic Physics of Blood Flow5
The Heart8
The Vasculature12
Blood15
Foundation for Subsequent Chapters16
Ch. 2Characteristics of Cardiac Muscle Cells19
Electrical Activity of Cardiac Muscle Cells20
Mechanical Activity of the Heart33
Interrelating Cardiac Muscle Cell Mechanics & Ventricular Function43
Ch. 3The Heart Pump47
Cardiac Cycle48
Determinants of Cardiac Output54
Influences on Stroke Volume55
Summary of Determinants of Cardiac Output59
Cardiac Energetics62
Measurement of Cardiac Function64
Ch. 4The Electrocardiogram71
Basic Features of the Electrocardiogram71
Cardiac Dipoles & Electrocardiographic Records74
Mean Electrical Axis & Axis Deviations78
The Standard 12-Lead Electrocardiogram79
Ch. 5Cardiac Abnormalities83
Electrical Abnormalities & Arrhythmias83
Valvular Abnormalities88
Ch. 6The Peripheral Vascular System93
Cardiovascular Transport94
Basic Vascular Function100
Measurement of Arterial Pressure109
Determinants of Arterial Pressure110
Ch. 7Vascular Control117
Vascular Smooth Muscle118
Control of Arteriolar Tone122
Control of Venous Tone132
Summary of Primary Vascular Control Mechanisms133
Vascular Control in Specific Organs133
Ch. 8Central Venous Pressure: An Indicator of Circulatory Status146
Influence of Central Venous Pressure on Venous Return147
Influence of Peripheral Venous Pressure on Venous Return149
Determination of Cardiac Output & Venous Return by Central Venous Pressure150
Clinical Implications of Abnormal Central Venous Pressure155
Ch. 9Regulation of Arterial Pressure157
Short-Term Regulation of Arterial Pressure158
Long-Term Regulation of Arterial Pressure173
Ch. 10Cardiovascular Responses to Physiological Stress181
Effect of Respiratory Activity183
Effect of Gravity185
Effect of Exercise190
Age-Dependent Cardiovascular Changes195
Effect of Gender197
Ch. 11Cardiovascular Function in Pathological Situations201
Circulatory Shock202
Cardiac Disturbances206
Hypertension213
Answers to Study Questions219
Appendix A233
Appendix B234
Appendix C235
Appendix D237
Index241

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