Development of Cardiovascular Systems: Molecules to Organisms

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This volume is a unique overview of cardiovascular development from the cellular to the organ level across a broad range of species. The first section focuses on the molecular, cellular, and integrative mechanisms that determine cardiovascular development. The second section has eight chapters that summarize cardiovascular development in invertebrate and vertebrate systems. The third section discusses the effects of disease and environmental and morphogenetic influences on nonmammalian and mammalian cardiovascular development. It includes strategies for the management of congenital cardiovascular malformations in utero and postnatally.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521560726
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why study cardiovascular development? Burggren and Keller; Part I. Molecular Cellular and Integrative Mechanisms: Determining Cardiovascular Development: 1. Genetic dissection of heart development Chen and Fishman; 2. Cardiac membrane characteristics Mahony; 3. Development of the myocardial contractile system Murphy; 4. Vasculogenesis and angiogenesis of the developing heart Tomanek and Ratajska; 5. Extracellular matrix maturation and morphogenesis Carver, Terracio and Borg; 6. Endothelial maturation Wong; 7. Embryonic cardiovascular function, coupling and maturation: a species view Keller; 8. Hormonal systems regulating the cardiovascular system Nakazawa and Kajio; Part II. Species Diversity in Cardiovascular Development: 9. Evolution of cardiovascular systems: insights into ontogeny Farrell; 10. Morphogenesis of vertebrate hearts Icardo; 11. Invertebrate cardiovascular development McMahon, Bourne and Chu; 12. Piscine cardiovascular development Rombough; 13. Amphibian cardiovascular development Burggren and Fritsche; 14. Reptilian cardiovascular development Warburton; 15. Avian cardiovascular development Tazawa and Hou; 16. Mammalian cardiovascular development Thornburg, Giraud, Reller and Morton; Part III. Environment and Disease in Cardiovascular Development: 17. Oxygen, temperature and pH influences on the development of non-mammalian embryos and larvae Pelster; 18. Modelling gas exchange in embryos, larvae and fetuses Pinder; 19. Principles of abnormal cardiac development Gittenberger-de Groot; 20. In utero and postnatal interventions in cardiovascular malformations Reddy and Hanley; 21. Insights into the future care of congenital cardiovascular malformations Clark; 22. Future directions in developmental cardiovascular sciences Keller and Burggren.
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