Cardiovascular Physiology: A Clinical Approach provides a clear, clinically oriented exposition of the essentials of cardiovascular physiology for medical students, residents, nurses, and allied health professionals. This book is the second in The Integrated Physiology Series, a sequence of monographs that review physiology in a clinically meaningful way. The lecture-style format and conversational tone of the text offset the difficult and intimidating nature of the subject. Detailed illustrations and accompanying online animated figures help students truly understand key cardiovascular concepts most relevant for the care of patients. Learning objectives, thought questions, clinical cases, and USMLE-style review questions round out the teaching elements that challenge students and help them master the material.
A companion website includes the fully searchable text and 40 animated figures.
Table of Contents
1: Getting Started: The Approach to Cardiovascular Physiology
2: Form and Function: The Physiological Implications of the Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System
3: Excitation Contraction (EC) Coupling: Calcium, the EC Powerhouse
4: The Cardiac Cycle: Bringing the Chambers Together
5: Electrical Function: Setting the Rhythm
6: Electrocardiogram: Keeping the Beat
7: Cardiac Output (Starling Curves): Getting It Started
8: Blood Vessels: Special Delivery
9: Control of Blood Pressure: Keeping Us Standing
10: Integration Chapter: Pregnancy, Two Hearts Beating as One
Appendix: Answers to Review Questions