Cardiovascular Physiology, Ninth Edition 9 9781260026115 The best cardiovascular review available for the USMLE®, exam review, and course work A Doody’s Core Title for 2021! Cardiovascular Physiology, Ninth Edition is a concise and enjoyable way for you to gain a fundamental knowledge of the basic operating principles of the intact cardiovascular system and how those principles apply to clinical medicine. Succinct but thorough, it focuses on the facts and concepts you must know to get a solid “big picture” overview of how the cardiovascular system operates in normal and abnormal situations. No other text will prove more valuable in enhancing your ability to evaluate the myriad new information you will be exposed to throughout your career, than Cardiovascular Physiology. There is no faster or more effective way to learn how the key principles of cardiovascular function apply to common and pathological challenges than this engagingly written, time-proven guide. Medical students will find it to be an outstanding review for the USMLE® Step 1 and experienced clinicians will find it be a valuable clinical refresher. Features: NEW! Increased focus on cardiovascular energetics “Perspectives” section in each chapter that identify important, currently unresolved issues Clarifies the details of physiologic mechanisms and their role in pathologic states Links cardiovascular physiology to diagnosis and treatment Summarizes key concepts at the end of each chapter Highlights must-know information with chapter objectives Reinforces learning with study questions at the end of each chapter
Cardiovascular Physiology, Ninth Edition

Cardiovascular Physiology, Ninth Edition

9th Edition
By David Mohrman and Lois Heller
ISBN10: 1260026116
ISBN13: 9781260026115
Copyright: 2019

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Program Details

Chapter 1 Overview of the Cardiovascular System
Evolution and Homeostatic Role of the Cardiovascular System
Overall Design of the Cardiovascular System
The Basic Physics of Blood Flow
Material Transport by Blood Flow
The Heart
The Vasculature
Chapter 2 Characteristics of Cardiac Muscle Cells
Electrical Activity of Cardiac Muscle Cells
Mechanical Activity of the Heart
Relating Cardiac Muscle Cell Mechanics to Ventricular Function
Chapter 3 The Heart Pump
Cardiac Cycle
Determinants of Cardiac Output
Influences on Stroke Volume
Summary of Determinants of Cardiac Output
Summary of Sympathetic Neural Influences on Cardiac Function
Cardiac Energetics
Chapter 4 Measurements of Cardiac Function
Measurement of Mechanical Function
Measurement of Cardiac Excitation—The Electrocardiogram
Chapter 5 Cardiac Abnormalities
Electrical Abnormalities and Arrhythmias
Cardiac Valve Abnormalities
Chapter 6 The Peripheral Vascular System
Transcapillary Transport
Resistance and Flow in Networks of Vessels
Normal Conditions in the Peripheral Vasculature
Measurement of Arterial Pressure
Determinants of Arterial Pressure
Chapter 7 Vascular Control
Vascular Smooth Muscle
Control of Arteriolar Tone
Control of Venous Tone
Summary of Primary Vascular Control Mechanisms
Vascular Control in Specific Organs
Chapter 8 Hemodynamic Interactions
Key System Components
Central Venous Pressure: An Indicator of Circulatory Status
Chapter 9 Regulation of Arterial Pressure
Short-Term Regulation of Arterial Pressure
Long-Term Regulation of Arterial Pressure
Chapter 10 Cardiovascular Responses to Physiological Stresses
Primary Disturbances and Compensatory Responses
Effect of Respiratory Activity
Effect of Gravity
Effect of Exercise
Normal Cardiovascular Adaptations
Chapter 11 Cardiovascular Function in Pathological Situations
Circulatory Shock
Cardiac Disturbances
Answers to Study Questions
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E

About the Author

David Mohrman

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

Lois Heller

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