Cardiovascular Physiology, Seventh Edition [NOOK Book]


The study guide that helps you to truly understand rather than merely memorize the essential principles of cardiovascular medicine

The goal of this unique review is to give you a working understanding of the key concepts of cardiovascular physiology. Concise but thorough, Cardiovascular Physiology focuses on the facts you need to get a solid big picture overview of how the cardiovascular system operates ...

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Cardiovascular Physiology, Seventh Edition

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The study guide that helps you to truly understand rather than merely memorize the essential principles of cardiovascular medicine

The goal of this unique review is to give you a working understanding of the key concepts of cardiovascular physiology. Concise but thorough, Cardiovascular Physiology focuses on the facts you need to get a solid big picture overview of how the cardiovascular system operates under normal and abnormal situations. There is no faster or more effective way to learn how the key principles of cardiovascular function apply to common physiological and pathological challenges than this engagingly-written guide.


  • 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

  • Highlights must-know information with chapter objectives

  • Provides the perfect quick review for the USMLE Step 1

  • Reinforces learning with study questions at the end of each chapter

  • Keeps you up to date on the latest research and developments in this ever-changing field

The content you need to gain a thorough understanding of this essential subject:

Overview of the Cardiovascular System, Characteristics of Cardiac Muscle Cells, The Heart Pump, Measurement of Cardiac Function, Cardiac Abnormalities, The Peripheral Vascular System, Vascular Control, Central Venous Pressure: An Indicator of Circulatory Hemodynamics, Regulation of Arterial Pressure, Cardiovascular Response to Physiological Stresses, Cardiovascular Function in Pathological Situations.

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

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Xenia T. Tigno, BS, MS, PhD (University of the Philippines College of Medicine)
Description: 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.
Purpose: 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.
Audience: 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.
Features: 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.
Assessment: 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 read and have, for both the beginner and the practitioner.
Provides a concise, readable overview of the structure and integrated function of the cardiovascular system. Includes chapter objectives and study questions with explained answers. This fourth edition is updated to reflect the latest findings in basic science and clinical medicine, with expanded material on electrophysiology, cellular aspects of cardiac and smooth muscle function, and blood and blood clotting. Also contains new two-color diagrams, and four new reference appendices. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071766524
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/16/2010
  • Series: LANGE Physiology Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

David E. Mohrman Ph.D

Lois Jane Heller Ph.D

University of Minnesota, Duluth

Department of Physiology

School of Medicine

1035 University Drive

Duluth Minnesota
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Overview of the Cardiovascular System; Chapter 2. Characteristics of the Cardiac Muscle Cells; Chapter 3. The Heart Pump; Chapter 4. The Electrocardiogram; Chapter 5. Cardiac Abnormalities; Chapter 6. The Peripheral Vascular System; Chapter 7. Vascular Control; Chapter 8. Central Venous Pressure; Chapter 9. Regulation of Arterial Pressure; Chapter 10. Cardiovascular Responses to Physiological Stress; Chapter 11. Cardiovascular Function in Pathological Situations
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