Cardiac Development

Cardiac Development

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This is the only in-depth, single author survey of heart development. It will provide a more systematic, up-to-date synthesis of the subject than any other volume, spanning the range from classical anatomical studies to recent findings in molecular biology. It also covers topics that are often omitted from discussions of heart development, such as myocardial function, cardiac innervation, and conduction development and clinical correlates will be discussed throughout. The book is beautifully illustrated by Karen Waldo, an artist who has collaborated with Dr. Kirby for many years.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 218.4 x 279.4 x 22.9mm | 1,179.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous colour illustrations, halftones, and line drawings
  • 019517819X
  • 9780195178197
  • 2,061,276

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This is a book that I looked forward to receiving and I have not been disappointed. It is the only contemporary, in-depth, single author reference on heart development - a complex subject which takes a book to begin to do justice to the detail and breadth of current knowledge. ...I recommend this book both to those who have and those who have yet to develop fascination for the subject. * British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol 68, No 11 * This book takes on the daunting task of making something most consider labyrinthine, clearly understandable. * Doody's Notes *show more

Table of contents

1. An Overview of Cardiac Morphogenesis ; 2. Vascular Development ; 3. Cardiogenic Fields and Heart Tube Formation ; 4. Induction and Differentiation of the Working Myocardium ; 5. Functional Developmental Biology of the Myocardium ; 6. Development of the Poles of the Heart ; 7. Molecular Control of Looping ; 8. Chamber Specification and Ventricular Septation ; 9. Endocardium, Cardiac Cushions, and Valve Development ; 10. Epicardium and Coronary Vessel Development ; 11. Neural Crest, Great Arteries and Outflow Septation ; 12. Development of the Cardiac Pacemaking and Conduction System ; 13. Innervation of the Developing Heart ; 14. Evolutionary Developmental Biology of the Heart ; 15. Some New Insights into the Embryogenesis of Heart Malformations in the Context of Syndromes ; 16. Myocardial Stem Cells ; Appendix I ; Glossaryshow more