Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005 - Medical - 235 pages

This uniquely readable, compact, and concise monograph lays a foundation of knowledge of the underlying concepts of normal cardiovascular function. Students welcome the book's broad overview as a practical partner or alternative to a more mechanistically oriented approach or an encyclopedic physiology text. Especially clear explanations, ample illustrations, a helpful glossary of terms, tutorials, and chapter-opening learning objectives provide superb guidance for self-directed learning and help fill the gap in many of today's abbreviated physiology blocks. A focus on well-established cardiovascular principles reflects recent, widely accepted cardiovascular research.

The supplemental CD-ROM is an interactive, dynamically linked version of the book, which is organized by normal cardiovascular function and cardiac disease. Students may begin a path of questioning with, for example, a disease condition and then pursue background information through a series of links. Students can also link to the author's regularly updated Web site for additional clinical information.

 

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Amazing book. Easy to understand. Some of the info might be slightly out of dated cuz of the modern research. But definitely a MUST have book for any CV physio student.

Contents

Introduction to the Cardiovascular System
1
Electrical Activity of the Heart
9
Cellular Structure and Function
41
Cardiac Function
59
Vascular Function
91
Venous Blood Pressure
104
Neurohumoral Control of the Heart and Circulation
117
Integration of Neurohumoral Mechanisms
136
Special Circulations
151
Summary of Important Concepts
167
Edema Formation
181
Cardiovascular Integration and Adaptation
185
Hypertension
201
Suggested Readings
214
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