Cardiovascular Physiology

ISBN-10: 0071701206
ISBN-13: 9780071701204
Edition: 7th 2011
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 7/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Associate Professor, Department of Medical and Molecular Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Professor, Department of Medical and Molecular Physiology,School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Preface
Overview of the Cardiovascular System
Objectives
Homeostatic Role of the Cardiovascular System
The Basic Physics of Blood Flow
The Heart
The Vasculature
Blood
Foundation for Subsequent Chapters
Key Concepts
Study Questions
Characteristics of Cardiac Muscle Cells
Objectives
Electrical Activity of Cardiac Muscle Cells
Mechanical Activity of the Heart
Relating Cardiac Muscle Cell Mechanics to Ventricular Function
Key Concepts
Study Questions
The Heart Pump
Objectives
Cardiac Cycle
Determinants of Cardiac Output
Influences on Stroke Volume
Summary of Determinants of Cardiac Output
Cardiac Energetics
Key Concepts
Study Questions
Measurements of Cardiac Function
Objectives
Measurement of Cardiac Output
Cardiac Contractility Estimates
Measurement of Cardiac Excitation-The Electrocardiogram
Cardiac Dipoles and Electrocardiographic Records
Mean Electrical Axis and Axis Deviations
The Standard 12-Lead Electrocardiogram
Key Concepts
Study Questions
Cardiac Abnormalities
Objectives
Electrical Abnormalities and Arrhythmias
Valvular Abnormalities
Key Concepts
Study Questions
The Peripheral Vascular System
Objectives
Cardiovascular Transport
Basic Vascular Function
Measurement of Arterial Pressure
Determinants of Arterial Pressure
Key Concepts
Study Questions
Vascular Control
Objectives
Vascular Smooth Muscle
Control of Arteriolar Tone
Control of Venous Tone
Summary of Primary Vascular Control Mechanisms
Vascular Control of Coronary Blood Flow
Vascular Control in Specific Organs
Key Concepts
Study Questions
Central Venous Pressure: An Indicator of Circulatory Hemodynamics
Objectives
Interaction of System Components
Central Venous Pressure: An Indicator of Circulatory Status
Influence of Central Venous Pressure on Venous Return
Influence of Peripheral Venous Pressure on Venous Return
Determination of Cardiac Output and Venous Return by Central Venous Pressure
Clinical Implications of Abnormal Central Venous Pressures
Key Concepts
Study Questions
Regulation of Arterial Pressure
Objectives
Short-Term Regulation of Arterial Pressure
Long-Term Regulation of Arterial Pressure
Key Concepts
Study Questions
Cardiovascular Responses to Physiological Stresses
Objectives
Effect of Respiratory Activity
Effect of Gravity
Effect of Exercise
Normal Cardiovascular Adaptations
Effect of Gender
Key Concepts
Study Questions
Cardiovascular Function in Pathological Situations
Objectives
Circulatory Shock
Cardiac Disturbances
Hypertension
Key Concepts
Study Questions
Answers to Study Questions
Index

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