Respiratory-Circulatory Interactions in Health and Disease by Steven M. Scharf, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Respiratory-Circulatory Interactions in Health and Disease

Respiratory-Circulatory Interactions in Health and Disease

by Steven M. Scharf
     
 

This book describes the basic, pathophysiologic, and clinical importance of the reciprocal relationships and interactions between the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, examining mechanical responses caused by lung volume and thoracic pressure.
Emphasizes humoral and neurophysical interactions occurring in diseases that lead to cardiorespiratory failure.

Overview

This book describes the basic, pathophysiologic, and clinical importance of the reciprocal relationships and interactions between the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, examining mechanical responses caused by lung volume and thoracic pressure.
Emphasizes humoral and neurophysical interactions occurring in diseases that lead to cardiorespiratory failure.
Covering pulmonary mechanics, respiratory muscle function, exercise physiology, and control of venous return and cardiac output, Respiratory-Circulatory Interactions in Health and Disease

  • focuses on mechanisms of heart failure in respiratory disease
  • details the central interactions in sudden infant death syndrome
  • considers the control of tissue metabolism, the development of the sympathetic nervous system, mathematical modeling, and image analysis as a tool for investigating cardiocirculatory function
  • examines the effects of muscle reflexes on respiration and circulation
  • analyzes systemic inflammatory response and chronic obstructive lung disease
  • discusses respiratory maneuvers to support failing circulation and ventilation
  • addresses current controversies surrounding the balloon-tipped catheter
  • debates using inhaled nitrous oxide to treat circulatory failure
  • and more!
    Supplying a rational basis for understanding the ways in which the cardiovascular and respiratory systems interact in normal and abnormal situations, Respiratory-Circulatory Interactions in Health and Disease is a blue-ribbon reference for cardiologists; pulmonologists; physiologists; intensivists; cardiothoracic surgeons; anesthesiologists; asthmatologists; health care practitioners interested in chest, pulmonary, and thoracic medicine; and medical school students in these disciplines.
  • Editorial Reviews

    Doody's Review Service
    Reviewer: Roberto F. Machado, MD (Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
    Description: This is a unique compilation of physiologic and pathophysiologic aspects of the complex interactions between the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. It is the second edition of a book that was originally published over a decade ago.
    Purpose: The authors aim to describe the ways in which the cardiovascular and respiratory systems interact in health and disease. The book certainly achieves its goals, providing a much needed comprehensive review of the pathophysiology of heart-lung interactions.
    Audience: Written by authorities in the field, the book is suited for readers with training or research interest in the areas of pulmonary, cardiology, and critical care medicine. People with substantial knowledge in these areas are likely to benefit the most from this book.
    Features: The book is conveniently divided in three parts: basic physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical problems. Readers will find extensive information on the pathophysiology of heart and lung disorders ranging from basic concepts such as respiratory muscle mechanics to the molecular biology of cardiorespiratory failure. The section covering clinical problems stands out as a great resource for clinicians, providing tremendous insight on the pathophysiology of common disorders encountered in the practice of cardiology, pulmonary and critical care medicine.
    Assessment: This new edition is most welcome. Although sometimes difficult to read, it is a comprehensive and updated compilation of all the important pathophysiologic and clinical aspects of cardiopulmonary problems.
    4 Stars! from Doody
    Booknews
    Treats mechanical and neurophysiological heart-lung interactions in the pathogenesis of clinical conditions, and touches on the humoral and molecular biological basis of disease leading to cardiorespiratory failure, especially the sepsis syndrome. Part I discusses basic physiological principles necessary for understanding cardiocirculatory interactions. This part includes description of pulmonary mechanics, respiratory muscle function, and cardiopulmonary interactions. Part II examines topics related to the generation of disease states, with material on neurophysiological interactions during sleep and the effects of systemic inflammatory response on cardiovascular function. Part III describes clinical conditions in terms of basic physiology and pathophysiology. There are chapters on the effects of heart failure, application of principles of heart-lung interactions in the critical care unit, and the use of inhaled NO to treat circulatory failure. Scharf is affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780824704742
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    04/28/2001
    Series:
    Lung Biology in Health and Disease Series
    Pages:
    1000
    Product dimensions:
    6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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