Physiology of the Heart

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Nov 9, 2010 - Medical - 576 pages

Dr. Arnold Katz's internationally acclaimed classic, Physiology of the Heart, is now in its thoroughly revised Fifth Edition, incorporating the latest molecular biology research and extensively exploring the clinical applications of these findings. In the single authored, expert voice that is this book's unique strength, Dr. Katz provides a comprehensive overview of the physiological and biophysical basis of cardiac function, beginning with structure and proceeding to biochemistry, biophysics, and pathophysiology in arrhythmias, ischemia, and heart failure. Emphasis is on the interrelationships of basic processes among the cell, cardiac muscle function, and the biophysics of contractile and electrical behavior. This edition includes new material on cell signaling and molecular biology.

 

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Contents

Structure of the Heart and Cardiac Muscle
3
Energetics and Energy Production
33
Energy Utilization Work and Heat
71
The Contractile Proteins
88
The Cytoskeleton
107
Active State LengthTension Relationship and Cardiac Mechanics
125
Extracellular and Intracellular
143
Proliferative Signaling
222
The Working Heart
313
Cardiac Ion Channels
343
The Cardiac Action Potential
369
The Electrocardiogram
401
Arrhythmias
431
The Ischemic Heart
488
Heart Failure
510
INDEX
551

Regulation of Cardiac Muscle Performance
266
The Heart as a Muscular Pump
297

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