Gift Guide

Physiology of the Heart / Edition 4

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $27.56   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Fort Worth, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


The Third Edition of this classic cardiac physiology text emphasizes the interrelationships of basic processes among cells, cardiac muscle function and the biophysics of contractile and electrical behavior. This edition of the critically acclaimed overview of cardiac function in health and disease has been revised to incorporate significant new concepts, expanded chapters on the ischemic heart and heart failure, and a revised illustration program. This book is a critical resource for cardiac physiology students, teachers, clinicians, and investigators.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Keith G Hickey, MD, BS (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: The first half of this remarkable single-authored textbook provides a detailed examination of the cellular, molecular and genetic processes involved in the physiology of the normal and diseased heart. The second half explains how these processes affect the function of heart as an entire organ, both in health and disease.
Purpose: This book presents the current understanding of the physiological and biophysical basis of cardiac function. This fourth edition examines both functional and proliferative signaling in great detail. In the last five years, abnormal proliferative signaling has emerged both as a major cause of heart disease and as a target for therapy.
Audience: Although written for students, residents, and clinicians, the book can also benefit basic scientists to relate a special area of research to the overall physiology of the heart. The goal is to help healthcare providers learn more about basic sciences, and basic scientists to learn more about how the heart works in health and disease.
Features: This book is divided into four parts. Part I reviews the structure, biochemistry, and biophysics of the normal heart. Part II contains three chapters covering regulation. Part III integrates the first two in describing the normal heart as a pump, and the electrical systems that control its beating. Lastly, part IV describes the pathophysiology of the three major types of heart disease, beginning with a review of the electrocardiogram and concluding with discussions of arrhythmias, ischemic heart disease, and heart failure.
Assessment: This fourth edition provides exactly what the author intended, a simple approach to complex issues intended to explain concepts to students, physicians, and scientists alike. Only Dr. Katz, with 40 to 50 years of experience as both a basic scientist and a clinical cardiologist, as well as a gifted teacher, could have completed this undertaking. He has dedicated his life to cardiac physiology, and this edition of his now classic text is the best yet.
The first edition (1977) focused on the integration of organ physiology and cell biochemistry; the second adds new information about regulation by altered gene expression, for example, the ability of one protein isoform to replace another to adapt the energy-starved myocardium to the chronic overload commonly seen in patients with heart failure. The author's single-voice explains and integrates a broad range of topics from molecular biology to clinical cardiology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781755016
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Structure of the Heart and Cardiac Muscle
Energetics and Energy Production
Energy Utilization (Work and Heat)
The Contractile Proteins
The Cytoskeleton
Active State, Length-Tension Relationship, and Cardiac Mechanics
Excitation-Contraction Coupling: Extracellular and Intracellular Calcium Cycles


Signal Transduction: Functional Signaling
Signal Transduction: Proliferative Signaling
Regulation of Cardiac Muscle Performance: Functional and Proliferative Mechanisms


The Heart as a Muscular Pump
The Working Heart
Cardiac Ion Channels
The Cardiac Action Potential


The Electrocardiogram
The Ischemic Heart
Heart Failure

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)