Cardiovascular Physiology, Seventh Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 6, 2010 - Medical - 304 pages

The study guide that helps you to truly understand rather than merely memorize the essential principles of cardiovascular medicine

The goal of this unique review is to give you a working understanding of the key concepts of cardiovascular physiology. Concise but thorough, Cardiovascular Physiology focuses on the facts you need to get a solid big picture overview of how the cardiovascular system operates under normal and abnormal situations. There is no faster or more effective way to learn how the key principles of cardiovascular function apply to common physiological and pathological challenges than this engagingly-written guide.

Features:

  • Clarifies the details of physiologic mechanisms and their role in pathologic states
  • Links cardiovascular physiology to diagnosis and treatment
  • Summarizes key concepts at the end of each chapter
  • Highlights must-know information with chapter objectives
  • Provides the perfect quick review for the USMLE Step 1
  • Reinforces learning with study questions at the end of each chapter
  • Keeps you up to date on the latest research and developments in this ever-changing field

The content you need to gain a thorough understanding of this essential subject:
Overview of the Cardiovascular System, Characteristics of Cardiac Muscle Cells, The Heart Pump, Measurement of Cardiac Function, Cardiac Abnormalities, The Peripheral Vascular System, Vascular Control, Central Venous Pressure: An Indicator of Circulatory Hemodynamics, Regulation of Arterial Pressure, Cardiovascular Response to Physiological Stresses, Cardiovascular Function in Pathological Situations.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Overview of the Cardiovascular System
1
Chapter 2 Characteristics of Cardiac Muscle Cells
20
Chapter 3 The Heart Pump
48
Chapter 4 Measurements of Cardiac Function
67
Chapter 5 Cardiac Abnormalities
83
Chapter 6 The Peripheral Vascular System
94
Chapter 7 Vascular Control
119
An Indicator of Circulatory Hemodynamics
148
Chapter 11 Cardiovascular Function in Pathological Situations
204
Answers to Study Questions
224
Appendix A
239
Appendix B
240
Appendix C
241
Appendix D
243
Appendix E
246
Index
251

Chapter 9 Regulation of Arterial Pressure
163
Chapter 10 Cardiovascular Responses to Physiological Stresses
183

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About the author (2010)

David E. Mohrman Ph.D
Lois Jane Heller Ph.D

University of Minnesota, Duluth
Department of Physiology
School of Medicine
1035 University Drive
Duluth Minnesota

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