Analysis and Assessment of Cardiovascular Function

  • Gary M. Drzewiecki
  • John K-J. Li

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Cardiovascular Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Abraham Noordergraaf
      Pages 3-12
  3. Cardiac Muscle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Joseph L. Palladino, Abraham Noordergraaf
      Pages 33-57
    3. Jia-Jung Wang, Gary M. Drzewiecki
      Pages 70-91
    4. Aleksandra Mojsilović, Aleksandar N. Nešković, Miodrag Popović, Aleksandar D. Popović
      Pages 92-106
  4. Coronary Circulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. H. Frederick Frasch, J. Yasha Kresh, Abraham Noordergraaf
      Pages 109-127
  5. Ventricular Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Susara C. J. E. Juznic, Gojmir Juznic, Bojan Knap
      Pages 156-171
    3. Cesare U. Rusconi, Giuseppe L. Ghizzoni, Tony Sabatini, Carlo A. Oneglia, Pompilio M. Faggiano
      Pages 172-192
  6. Arterial/Ventricular Circulation

  7. Microcirculation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Lawrence F. Muscarella, Graham S. Schwartz, Shiro Takashima, Abraham Noordergraaf
      Pages 239-247
    3. Harvey N. Mayrovitz
      Pages 248-273
  8. Venous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Shawn Field, Gary M. Drzewiecki
      Pages 277-296
  9. Electrophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Joseph P. Zbilut, Charles L. Webber Jr., Michail Zak
      Pages 324-334
    3. Umberto Simoncelli, Alessandra Marchetti, Alberico Sorgato, Cesare V. Rusconi
      Pages 335-352
    4. E. Dziduszko-Fedorko, D. Liszewska-Pfejfer, K. Tyminska-Sędek, M. Jakubowska-Najnigier, M. Zawadzka-Bysko
      Pages 353-369
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 371-387

About this book


The objective of this book is to provide the researcher and clinician with the recent developments in the analysis and assessment of cardiovascular func­ tion. The chapters are organized into sections that correspond with the various anatomical levels of the cardiovascular system. To a large extent, recent focus on the cardiovascular system function has been directed at the molecular level to the near exclusion of the tissue and organ function. While this may be useful in developing new therapeutic drugs, it does not aid the cardiologist or surgeon, who routinely deal with patient symptoms. This book integrates the micro-level and organ-level function so that new infor­ mation may be assimilated into the cardiovascular system as a whole. Within each section, the chapters have been arranged to progress from recent theoretical developments, to experimental research, and finally to clinical applications. This approach facilitates the timely transfer of infor­ mation from basic research to the clinic. The strength of the analytical approach will be evident to the reader. The theoretical analysis offers guidance to experimental design and, in some cases, offers solutions where measurements are as yet unattainable. In moving from newly attained knowledge to clinical practice, this book emphasizes the noninvasive meth­ in the future as technological advances ods. Such methods are desirable occur and the trend towards early preventive diagnosis is sought. What follows are highlights of new developments covered in each section of the book.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Gary M. Drzewiecki
    • 1
  • John K-J. Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringRutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7261-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1744-2
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