Heart Function in Health and Disease

Proceedings of the Cardiovascular Program sponsored by the Council of Cardiac Metabolism of the International Society and Federation of Cardiology during the Regional Meeting of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Prague, Czechoslovakia, June 30 – July 5, 1991

  • Bohuslav Ostadal
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 140)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Developing Heart

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. O. Poupa
      Pages 3-22
    3. B. Ostádal, F. Kolár, J. Skovránek, I. Ostádalová
      Pages 31-43
  3. Regulation of Cardiac Channels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. H. Heidbüchel, E. Carmeliet
      Pages 47-59
    3. R. Fischmeister, P.-F. Mery, S.M. Lohmann, U. Walter
      Pages 61-70
  4. Cardiac Electric Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. D. Noble, J.C. Denyer, H.F. Brown, R. Winslow, A. Kimball
      Pages 93-110
    3. I. Ruttkay-Nedecky
      Pages 111-125
    4. P. d’Alche
      Pages 127-141
    5. E. Schubert, A. Patzak, W. Laube
      Pages 143-155
  5. Heart In Chronic Hypoxia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. F. Kolár, B. Ostádal, R. Cihák, F. Papousek
      Pages 193-207
    3. A. Ziegelhöffer, J. Grünermel, A. Dzurba, J. Procházka, F. Kolár, N. Vrbjar et al.
      Pages 219-228
  6. Cardiac Hypertrophy and Failure

About this book


As the majority of cardiovascular deaths are related to myocardial ischemia, it is necessary to understand the various aspects of ischemic heart disease. In this regard, it is noteworthy that ischemic heart disease is commonly associated with atherosclerosis, coronary spasm, as well as thrombosis leading to the development of arrhythmias, cardiovascular cell damage, myocardial infarction, cardiac hypertrophy and congestive heart failure. Furthermore, it is also important to appreciate various physiological, electrophysiological and biochemical processes in the normal heart if we are to understand their significance under pathological situations.
Heart Function in Health and Disease has been organized in five sections to provide an outline of a complex problem in a convenient manner. One section of this book is devoted to shedding light on the restructuring and ontogenic changes in the developing heart whereas in the next section some hypertrophic alterations due to chronic hypoxia are described. The third and fourth sections of this book are concerned with the regulation of cardiac channels as well as signal transduction mechanisms and cardiac electric field. The fifth section contains some pathophysiological events during the development of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. All of these areas encompass a significant body of new information that will be invaluable to those who work in the field of cardiovascular sciences, as well as those who treat people with heart disease.


arrhythmia atherosclerosis cardiology cardiovascular heart heart disease heart failure myocardial infarction physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Bohuslav Ostadal
    • 1
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhysiologyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPragueCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.Division of Cardiovascular SciencesSt. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6350-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3090-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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