Cardiovascular System at a Glance

ISBN-10: 0470655941

ISBN-13: 9780470655948

Edition: 4th 2012

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Description: The Cardiovascular System at a Glance is the ideal introduction to cardiology, and works equally well as a revision guide due to its concise presentation.  A general introduction to the cardiovascular system is followed by anatomy and histology, blood and body fluids, biochemistry and excitation–contraction coupling, form and function, integration and regulation, and pathology and therapeutics.  The pathology and therapeutics chapters are themselves arranged by system.  This arrangement, which is modelled on medical school curricula, has proven to be extremely popular with medical students, and can be used from day one.New features for the fourth edition include:Two new chapters – one on pulmonary hypertension and the other on regulation of cardiac outputReorganisation of the content on haemostasis, thrombosis and anticoagulants, and valve diseasesA combination of brand new and updated clinical case studiesA new companion website featuring the cases from the current edition, the new cases and summary revision documents.

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Recommended reading
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Overview of the cardiovascular system
Anatomy and histology
Gross anatomy and histology of the heart
Vascular anatomy
Vascular histology and smooth muscle cell ultrastructure
Blood and body fluids
Constituents of blood
Erythropoiesis, haemoglobin and anaemia
Haemostasis
Thrombosis and anticoagulants
Blood groups and transfusions
Cellular physiology
Membrane potential, ion channels and pumps
Electrophysiology of cardiac muscle and origin of the heart beat
Cardiac muscle excitation-contraction coupling
Electrical conduction system in the heart
The electrocardiogram
Vascular smooth muscle excitation-contraction coupling
Form and function
Cardiac cycle
Control of cardiac output
Haemodynamics
Blood pressure and flow in the arteries and arterioles
The microcirculation and lymphatic system, and diapedesis
Fluid filtration in the microcirculation
The venous system
Local control of blood flow
Regulation of the vasculature by the endothelium
The coronary, cutaneous and cerebral circulations
The pulmonary, skeletal muscle and fetal circulations
Integration and regulation
Cardiovascular reflexes
Autonomic control of the cardiovascular system
The control of blood volume
Cardiovascular effects of exercise
Shock and haemorrhage
History, examination and investigations
History and examination of the cardiovascular system
Cardiovascular investigations
Pathology and therapeutics
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease
�-Blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and Ca<sup>2&plus;</sup> channel blockers
Hyperlipidaemias
Atherosclerosis
Treatment of hypertension
Mechanisms of primary hypertension
Stable and variant angina
Pharmacological management of stable and variant angina
Acute coronary syndromes: Unstable angina and non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction
Revascularization
Pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction
Acute coronary syndromes: ST segment elevation myocardial infarction
Heart failure
Treatment of chronic heart failure
Mechanisms of arrhythmia
Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias
Ventricular tachyarrhythmias and non-pharmacological treatment of arrhythmias
Pharmacological treatment of arrhythmias
Pulmonary hypertension
Diseases of the aortic valve
Diseases of the mitral valve
Genetic and congenital heart disease
Self-assessment
Case studies and questions
Case studies answers
Index
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