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Provides students with a thorough grounding in those aspects of cardiovascular physiology that are crucial to understanding clinical medicine. A perfect review for the USMLE Step 1, the Fifth Edition features updated sections on muscle contractile processes and membrane potential, a new appendix with normal values for major cardiovascular variables, and updated study questions and case presentations.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Overview of the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 2. Characteristics of Cardiac Muscle Cells
Chapter 3. The Heart Pump
Chapter 4. The Electrocardiogram
Chapter 5. Cardiac Abnormalities
Chapter 6. The Peripheral Vascular System
Chapter 7. Vascular Control
Chapter 8. Central Venous Pressure: An Indicator of
Chapter 9. Regulation of Arterial Pressure
Chapter 10. Cardiovascular Responses to Physiological Stress
Chapter 11 Cardiovascular Function in Pathological Situations