Comparative Cardiovascular Dynamics of Mammals

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CRC Press, Dec 5, 1995 - Medical - 176 pages
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Comparative Cardiovascular Dynamics of Mammals offers never-before-published data on the structure and function of the circulatory systems of the different mammalian species. This text explores classic allometry, dimensional analysis, and modern hemodynamics to establish similarity principles that provide a necessary and important step in understanding the natural common design and functional features of the cardiovascular systems of different mammals.
Fluid and blood vessel mechanics, pulse transmission characteristics, cardiac energetics and mechanics, as well as heart-arterial system interaction are included in this essential reference. The sensitivity of parameters and similarity of principles in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases are also addressed. This book also describes the natural processes involved in the functional development of the mammalian cardiovascular system.
By using modern methods to present recent findings on the similarities and differences of the mammalian cardiovascular system, the author provides an easily understood approach to this dynamic field of study.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Book Content
7
Arteries
15
Chapter 3
23
Chapter 4
41
Illustrative Examples
57
Chapter 9
73
Chapter 6
75
Pulse Wave Reflections
94
Chapter 7
101
The Heart Rate
114
Chapter 8
125
Optimality and Similarity
137
References
147
Index
153
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