Cardiovascular Pathophysiology

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology

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Written by a distinguished group of physicians and scientists, this text provides a thorough introduction to the basic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. Each chapter begins with a brief overview of normal structure and function and then offers a detailed discussion of pathophysiologic mechanisms. Physical examination of the cardiovascular system, invasive and noninvasive diagnostic methods, and medical and surgical treatment are discussed in terms of their relation to pathophysiology, so that clinical practice is seen to proceed logically from the nature of the underlying disease process. Drawn from a course team-taught by the authors at Washington University, this book is intended for second-year medical students studying the cardiovascular system as part of a systemic pathophysiology course, and for third or fourth-year students on cardiology clerkships. As a concise account of the anatomic physiologic, and pathologic basis of clinical cardiology, it will also be valuable to residents in cardiology and internal more

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  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 81 figures
  • 0195037030
  • 9780195037036

Table of contents

Gail G Ahumada and Philip A Ludbrook: Factors affecting myocardial function; Peter E Corr and Michael E Cain: Electrophysiology; Edward M Geltman: Congestive Heart Failure; Ronald J Krone: Valvular Heart Disease; Allan S Jaffe: Endocarditis and Endarteritis; Louis G Lange: Cardiomyopathies; Herschel R Harter: Hypertension; Gail G Ahumada and Gustav Schoenfeld: Atherosclerosis; Burton E Sobel: Coronary artery and ischemic heart disease; Julio E Perez: Diseases of the aorta; Julio E Perez: Diseases of the pulmonary vasculature; Gail G Ahumada: Congenital heart disease; Gail G Ahumada: Pericardial more