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An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology (Hodder Arnold Publication)

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A good understanding of cardiovascular physiology is fundamental to understanding cardiovascular disease, exercise performances and many other aspects of human physiology. The substantially revised, updated fifth edition of this well-respected textbook offers all the information needed by students and medical examination candidates in a clear, logical and well-illustrated manner, with many useful line diagrams and tables that support the text and provide proof of concepts.

The book provides a comprehensive by accessible account of this complex subject, from the fundamentals of how the cardiovascular system works in both health and disease, through to more difficult mechanisms and pathways. The Learning Objectives, Overview, and Summary Sections are helpful for checking understanding. The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and brought fully up to date, while retaining the successful approach and features of the fourth edition of this popular textbook.

Synopsis:

A good understanding of the physiology of the cardiovascular system is fundamental to the understanding of cardiovascular disease processes and cardiovascular physiology is a major component of all undergraduate courses in physiology, biomedical science and medicine as well as postgraduate study programs. This book provides all the information that these students and examination candidates will need, from an outline of the fundamentals of how the cardiovascular system works in both health and disease, through to a consideration of more complex physiological concepts. Coverage incorporates all significant advances that have been made in the field since the first edition was published in 1990. Specific developments to be incorporated in the new edition including the contribution of wave reflection to systolic hypertension, the role of vsacular kinases in contraction, a fuller account of myocardial ischaemia and advances in understanding cardiac failure and arrhythmgenesis.

About the Author

J Rodney Levick is Professor of Physiology at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK

Table of Contents

1. Overview of the cardiovascular system

2. The cardiac cycle

3. The cardiac myocyte: excitation and contraction

4. Initiation and nervous control of heartbeat

5. Electrocardiography and arrhythmias

6. Control of stroke volume and cardiac output

7. Assessment of cardiac output and peripheral pulse

8. Haemodynamics: flow, pressure and resistance

9. The endothelial cell

10. The microcirculation and solute exchange

11. Circulation of fluid between plasma, interstitium and lymph

12. Vascular smooth muscle: excitation, contraction and relaxation

13. Control of blood vessels I. Intrinsic control

14. Control of blood vessels II. Extrinsic control by nerves and hormones

15. Specialization in individual circulations

16. Cardiovascular receptors, reflexes and central control

17. Co-ordinated cardiovascular responses

18. Cardiovascular responses in pathological situations

Product Details

ISBN:
9780340942048
Author:
Levick, Rodney J.
Publisher:
Hodder Arnold
Author:
Levick, J. Rodney
Author:
null, Rodney J
Subject:
Physiology
Subject:
Cardiology
Subject:
Cardiovascular system -- Physiology.
Subject:
Medicine | Physiology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Copyright:
Series:
Hodder Arnold Publication
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
10.20x7.60x.90 in. 2.45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A good understanding of the physiology of the cardiovascular system is fundamental to the understanding of cardiovascular disease processes and cardiovascular physiology is a major component of all undergraduate courses in physiology, biomedical science and medicine as well as postgraduate study programs. This book provides all the information that these students and examination candidates will need, from an outline of the fundamentals of how the cardiovascular system works in both health and disease, through to a consideration of more complex physiological concepts. Coverage incorporates all significant advances that have been made in the field since the first edition was published in 1990. Specific developments to be incorporated in the new edition including the contribution of wave reflection to systolic hypertension, the role of vsacular kinases in contraction, a fuller account of myocardial ischaemia and advances in understanding cardiac failure and arrhythmgenesis.
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