Cardiovascular Physiology

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-11-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
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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

Cardiovascular Physiology

Fifth Edition


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

Circulatory Status

Chapter 9. Regulation of Arterial Pressure

Chapter 10. Cardiovascular Responses to Physiological Stress

Chapter 11 Cardiovascular Function in Pathological Situations

Answers to Study Questions

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D


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