Cardiovascular Physiology: Questions for Self Assessment

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An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology provides the student with the key concepts of cardiovascular physiology, from the fundamentals of how the cardiovascular system wroks in both health and disease, through to a consideration of more complex physiological mechanisms. This brand new companion work, Cardiovascular Physiology: Questions for Self-Assessment allows students to test themselves on all aspects of the topic with over 200 questions and answers, at a pace to suit their learning. Questions follow An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology's table of contents, and the author has set at least one question on each chapter's learning objective to help the student assess their progress against the set objectives. The questions are designed to test basic understanding, fundamental principles and medical relevance, and they avoid excessive detai. Most are in a multiple choice, True/False format, with a sprinkling of other question styles including extended matching questions, where the reader chooses the best answer from a list, and testing little numerical prolems. Also included with the answers are "More Information" boxes that include a brief description, and links to relevant information and figures from a range of chapters, thus encouraging integration of learning across the subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340985113
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/25/2009
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

J Rodney Levick is Professor of Physiology, St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK

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Table of Contents

Introduction v

1 Overview of the cardiovascular system 1

2 The cardiac cycle 6

3 Cardiac myocyte excitation and contraction 13

4 Initiation and nervous control of heart beat 19

5 Electrocardiography and arrhythmias 26

6 Control of stroke volume and cardiac output 30

7 Assessment of cardiac output and peripheral pulse 38

8 Haemodynamics: flow, pressure and resistance 42

9 The endothelial cell 54

10 The microcirculation and solute exchange 59

11 Circulation of fluid between plasma, interstitium and lymph 65

12 Vascular smooth muscle: excitation, contraction and relaxation 75

13 Control of blood vessels: I. Intrinsic control 82

14 Control of blood vessels: II. Extrinsic control by nerves and hormones 89

15 Specialization in individual circulations 96

16 Cardiovascular receptors, reflexes and central control 108

17 Co-ordinated cardiovascular responses 115

18 Cardiovascular responses in pathological situations 123

Figures and Tables 133

Figures 135

Figure acknowledgements 244

Tables 252

Index 258

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