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Overview

CLEAR, CONCISE, AND UP-TO-DATE





Here 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.





THE NUMBER 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 pointers to the source material in the text

• Offers new information on cellular processes, blood and blood clotting, closed-system functions, electrophysiology, clinical issues such as diastolic and systolic heart failure-and MORE

• Expands coverage of growth, aging, and gender issues

• Provides an ideal quick review for the USMLE Step 1

• Reinforces learning with study questions

• NEW appendix resources, 2-color diagrams, self-assessment questions at the end of the book, and updated references

The book contains both black-and-white and two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Sushant B. Sharma, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book successfully reviews normal and abnormal cardiovascular physiology. Multiple figures are used to aid in the understanding of these basic concepts. The previous edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide medical students the core information and concepts necessary to develop a firm understanding of how the intact cardiovascular system operates. This review of cardiovascular physiology clarifies the role of physiologic mechanisms in normal and pathologic states providing a link to diagnosis and treatment. The book successfully clarifies the basic concepts of cardiovascular physiology to not only prepare students for the USMLE board examination, but to aid in their subsequent study of cardiovascular disease.
Audience: The author targets medical students with an accessible approach to complex cardiovascular concepts. Additionally, each well referenced chapter concludes with study questions and detailed answers to aid in their board preparation. The book also serves as an excellent refresher course for the busy practitioner.
Features: This book provides an overview of the cardiovascular system, focusing on normal and pathologic physiologic mechanisms. This edition adds new information including cellular processes, electrophysiology, and hemodynamics. At the conclusion of each chapter are board review style questions and answers as well as excellent references. The appendix adds a quick reference for key cardiovascular variables covered in the text. The board review style of the book clearly prevents it from being an exhaustive review, but it succeeds in its intention to be a clear, concise overview of cardiovascular physiology.
Assessment: The book succeeds in offering a clear, concise review of cardiovascular physiology. Students preparing for the USMLE as well as busy practitioners seeking a refresher course will benefit. The sixth edition offers updated information and references.
Xenia T. Tigno
The book gives a concise but thorough overview of the basic concepts of cardiovascular physiology. Because of the plethora of new information stemming from cardiovascular research, this new edition comes as a welcome reference for those who wish to stay abreast without being overwhelmed by unnecessary methodological details. The previous edition was published in 1991. The book is intended to provide basic knowledge in cardiovascular physiology for students encountering the subject for the first time. Learning objectives are clearly stated at the beginning of each chapter to provide the reader with a glimpse of the contents and the expected learning outcomes. Although primarily intended for first-year medical students with little previous knowledge in the area, it nevertheless serves as a good review for residents and general practitioners who wish to keep abreast of the latest research findings and their practical applications. The chapters on integrative physiology are most welcome, but they could have gone into greater depth. The illustrations and flow diagrams are simple, informative, and easy to follow. The appendixes are handy for quick reference and review. The book is a useful and handy reference for medical students, residents, general practitioners, and teachers who wish to have a thorough grasp of cardiovascular physiology. Updated references provide the reader with recent developments and newer trends in the area. Written in a brief and concise manner, it provides adequate information and a sound foundation without being tedious. Study questions at the back of the book provide a good self-assessment for the student preparing for an exam. The book is a pleasure to readand have, for both the beginner and the practitioner.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071465618
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: LANGE Physiology Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

David E. Mohrman Ph.D. and Lois Jane Heller Ph.D. - University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine

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Table of Contents

1 Overview of the cardiovascular system 1
2 Characteristics of cardiac muscle cells 19
3 The heart pump 47
4 The electrocardiogram 71
5 Cardiac abnormalities 83
6 The peripheral vascular system 93
7 Vascular control 117
8 Central venous pressure : an indicator of circulatory hemodynamics 146
9 Regulation of arterial pressure 161
10 Cardiovascular responses to physiological stresses 185
11 Cardiovascular function in pathological situations 205
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