Physiology of the Heart / Edition 4

Physiology of the Heart / Edition 4

by Arnold M. Katz
ISBN-10:
0781755018
ISBN-13:
9780781755016
Pub. Date:
11/28/2005
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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Physiology of the Heart / Edition 4

Dr. Arnold Katz's internationally acclaimed classic is now in its thoroughly revised Fourth Edition, incorporating the latest molecular biology research and extensively exploring the clinical applications of these findings. In a readable style enhanced by more than 400 diagrams, Dr. Katz provides a comprehensive overview of the physiological and biophysical basis of cardiac function, beginning with structure and proceeding to biochemistry, biophysics, and pathophysiology in arrhythmias, ischemia, and heart failure. This edition features a new clinical applications section and expanded chapters on the ischemic heart and heart failure.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

STRUCTURE, BIOCHEMISTRY, AND BIOPHYSICS

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 AND REGULATION

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

NORMAL PHYSIOLOGY

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

CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGY

The Electrocardiogram
Arrhythmias
The Ischemic Heart
Heart Failure

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