Cardiovascular Physiology

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Part of Mosby's successful monograph series, CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY presents fundamental concepts clearly and concisely. Students gain a solid understanding on how the cardiovascular system functions in both health and disease. Throughout, excellent illustrations and consistent pedagogical features focus student learning. In addition, the clinical commentaries help students apply what they've learned to real-life clinical situations.

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The cardiac pump
Regulation of the heartbeat

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About the author (1986)

Robert Matthew Berne, 1919 - 2001 Robert Matthew Berne was born in 1919 in Yonkers, New York and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1939 before heading off to Harvard Medical School, where he graduated in 1943. Berne served in the Army Medical Corps and completed his training at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York and Western Reserve University in Cleveland. In 1949, Berne became a faculty member at Western Reserve, where he began his career in cardiology. In 1966, Berne took a position with the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville as the Chairman of the Cardiology Department. He held this position until 1988. Berne is best known for his work on the chemical adenosine, publishing his first paper on the subject in 1963. It would be the first of over 200 papers he wrote. Berne also helped to develop Adenocard, a medication for cardiac arrhythmia's, which earned him commendations from the American Heart Association in 1979 and 1985. Berne and long time collaborator Matthew N. levy also wrote various textbooks together such as "Principles of Physiology," "Cardiovascular Physiology" and "Case Studies in Physiology." In 1994, Berne received Emeritus status at the University, but continued to work and write. Berne was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He died on October 4, 2001 at the age of 83.

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