Advanced Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology

ISBN-10: 0736073922
ISBN-13: 9780736073929
Edition: 2011
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List price: $84.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 12/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Denise L. Smith, PhD, is a professor in the department of health and exercise sciences and the class of 1961 term professor at Skidmore College. She also holds an appointment as a research scientist at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute. She received her PhD from the University of Illinois in exercise physiology in 1990. For nearly two decades, Smith has conducted scientific research on cardiovascular responses to exercise. Her research is focused on the physiological strain associated with heat stress, with a specific emphasis on cardiovascular and thrombotic responses to firefighting. She has led several federally funded research projects dealing with the cardiovascular strain of firefighting.Smith has published studies on heat stress, cardiovascular function, and the physiological aspects of firefighting in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, Medicine and Science inSports and Exercise, Ergonomics, Journal of Thermal Biology, and Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. Smith has collaborated extensively with fire service organizations, has served in leadership roles in the American College of Sports Medicine, and is a member of the American Physiological Society.Bo Fernhall, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his PhD in exercise physiology from Arizona State University in 1984. Fernhall has nearly 30 years of experience in cardiovascular research, with a current focus on how exercise and diet affect heart, arterial, and autonomic function. He also directed cardiovascular rehabilitation programs for over 20 years, combining research and clinical experience.Fernhall is a fellow of the American Heart Association, the American Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, and the American College of Sports Medicine. He was elected to the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education in 2005. He has won several national research awards, most recently the G. Lawrence Rarick National Research Award in 2006 for his research on the benefits of exercise in people with disabilities. Fernhall has published over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts in scientific journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, Amercan Journal of Hypertension, American Journal of Physiology, Atherosclerosis, European Heart Journal, and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

Preface
Series Preface
Acknowledgments
Cardiovascular Physiology
Essentials of the Cardiovascular System
Components of the Cardiovascular System
Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise
Summary
The Heart as a Pump
Gross Anatomy of the Heart
Cardiac Cycle
The Ventricular Pressure-Volume Loop
Cardiac Output
Distribution of Cardiac Output
Coronary Blood Supply
Measuring Cardiac Function
Summary
Cardiac Myocytes
Microscopic Anatomy of Cardiac Myocytes
Excitation-Contraction Coupling
Mechanisms of Contraction
Metabolic Requirements
Summary
Electrical Activity of the Heart
Ion Basis of Electrical Activity
Resting Membrane Potential
Action Potential
Conduction System of the Heart
Autorhythmicity of Conduction Cells
Pacemakers of the Heart
Control of Heart Rate
Brain- and Receptor-Mediated Heart Rate Control Mechanisms
Heart Rate Variability
Summary
The Electrocardiogram
The ECG Tracing
Measuring the ECG
Measuring Heart Rate
Cardiac Rhythms
Conduction Blocks
Ventricular Hypertrophy
ST-Segment Changes (Ischemia)
Myocardial Infarction
Test Considerations
Common ECG Changes in Athletes
Summary
Hemodynamics and Peripheral Circulation
The Pressure Differential
Flow Velocity
Poiseuille's Law
Blood Flow
Arterial Blood Pressure
Pulse Waves and Wave Reflections
Blood Pressure Measurement
Control of Vasoconstriction and Vasodilation
Reflex Control of Blood Pressure and Vasomotion
Summary
Vascular Structure and Function
Structure of Blood Vessels
Vascular Network
Endothelium
Endothelium Regulation of Vascular Tone
Vascular Smooth Muscle
Measuring Endothelial and Vascular Function
Summary
Hemostasis: Coagulation and Fibrinolysis
Vascular Injury
Platelets
Coagulation
Fibrinolysis-Clot Dissolution
Assessing Hemostasis
Summary
Exercise Physiology
Cardiovascular Responses to Acute Aerobic Exercise
Cardiac Responses
Vascular Response
Hemostatic Responses
Summary
Cardiovascular Adaptations to Aerobic Training
Cardiac Adaptations
Vascular Adaptations
Hemostatic Adaptations
Summary
Cardiovascular Responses to Acute Resistance Exercise
Cardiac Responses
Vascular Responses
Hemostatic Responses
Summary
Cardiovascular Adaptations to Resistance Training
Cardiac Adaptations
Vascular Function
Hemostatic Adaptations With Resistance Training
Summary
Glossary
Recommended Readings
References
Index
About the Authors

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