The Cardiovascular System

The Cardiovascular System

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ISBN: 9780443073083
Ano: 2005

Overview

A textbook on the cardiovascular system for medical students, offering an integrated coverage of the basic science and major diseases of the system. Features Integrated coverage of th...
A textbook on the cardiovascular system for medical students, offering an integrated coverage of the basic science and major diseases of the system.


Features
  • Integrated coverage of the structure, function and major diseases of the cardiovascular system - highly suitable for systems courses as taught in the new medical curriculum
  • Coverage of the basic science is clinically driven - a common clinical presentation introduces each major topic.
  • Clinical cases are used and explained in the chapter rather than merely being present to provide additional interest.
  • Coverage of major diseases of the cardiovascular system equips students for the contact with patients which now occurs much earlier in the medical course.
  • Attractive, open two colour page design with objectives defined at the start of each chapter and self-assessment at the end.


    Contents

    • A job description for the cardiovascular system.
    • Development of the heart and congenital heart disease.
    • What makes the heart contract.
    • Conduction defects in the heart.
    • The heart as a pump: valve function and valve disease.
    • Cardiac muscle: structure, function and pathology.
    • Cardiac failure.
    • Blood flow distribution.
    • Regulation of arterial blood pressure.
    • The lymphatic system.
    • Exercise and the cardiovascular system.
    • Haemorrhage and circulatory shock.