The Cardiovascular System at a Glance is a concise and accessible systems-based textbook. Updated throughout, the second edition uses an integrated approach to take the reader through the basic anatomy, physiology, histology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, and clinical aspects of the cardiovascular system. Following the classic double-page spread format of the At a Glance series, each double page presents clear, memorable diagrams that illustrate essential information with accompanying text that covers key topics in more detail.
The text progresses from basic science to clinical application: 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. Four clinical case studies at the end of the book reinforce the integrated systems-based approach to this subject. Additionally, two new chapters covering Revascularisation as well as Emerging Concepts and Treatments have been included.
The second edition of The Cardiovascular System at a Glance is an ideal resource for medical students, whilst students of other health professions and specialist cardiology nurses will also find it invaluable. Examination candidates who need an authoritative yet concise guide to the cardiovascular system will find it extremely useful. This book has been designed to fit into the budget and reading time of busy students, and is recommended as primary or supplementary reading for a lecture-based course, and/or as a book for revision prior to examinations.
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Philip I. Aaronson Department of Asthma Allergy and Respiratory Science, King's College London, UK
Jeremy P. T. Ward Department of Asthma Allergy and Respiratory Science, King's College London, UK
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Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface Sources of Illustrations Introduction 1 Overview of the cardiovascular system Anatomy and histology 2 Gross anatomy and histology of the heart 3 Vascular anatomy 4 Vascular histology and smooth muscle cell ultrastructure Blood and body fluids 5 Constituents of blood 6 Erythropoiesis, haemoglobin and anaemia 7 Haemostasis and thrombosis 8 Blood groups and transfusions Biochemistry and cellular physiology 9 Membrane potential, ion channels and pumps 10 Electrophysiology of cardiac muscle and the origin of the heart beat 11 Excitation-contraction coupling in cardiac muscle cells 12 Vascular smooth muscle excitation-contraction coupling Form and function 13 Cardiac cycle 14 Control of cardiac output and Starling's Law of the Heart 15 Electrical conduction system in the heart 16 The electrocardiogram 17 Haemodynamics 18 Blood pressure and flow in the arteries and arterioles 19 The microcirculation and the lymphatic system 20 Fluid filtration in the microcirculation 21 The venous system 22 Local control of bloodflow 23 Regulation of the vasculature by the endothelium 24 The coronary, skeletal muscle, cutaneous and cerebral circulations 25 The pulmonary and fetal circulations Integration and regulation 26 Cardiovascular reflexes 27 Autonomic control of the cardiovascular system 28 The control of blood volume 29 Cardiovascular effects of exercise 30 Shock and haemorrhage Pathology and therapeutics 31 Risk factors for cardiovascular disease 32 Clinical measurement of cardiac and vascular function 33 Hyperlipidaemias 34 Atherosclerosis 35 Treatment of hypertension 36 Mechanisms of primary hypertension 37 Stable and variant angina 38 Unstable angina and non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction 39 Pharmacological management of stable and variant angina 40 Revascularisation 41 Pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction 42 Clinical aspects of acute myocardial infarction 43 Anticoagulants and thrombolytics 44 Chronic heart failure 45 Treatment of chronic heart failure 46 Mechanisms of arrhythmia 47 Pharmacological treatment of arrhythmias 48 Specific arrhythmias 49 Diseases of the aortic valve 50 Diseases of the mitral valve 51 Congenital heart disease 52 Emerging trends in cardiovascular medicine Case studies: diagnosis, treatments and result 53 Case study: heart failure 54 Case study: valvular heart disease 55 Case study: ischaemic heart disease 56 Case studies arrhythmias Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1405113278
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