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Cardiovascular Hemodynamics

An Introductory Guide

  • Saif Anwaruddin
  • Joseph M. Martin
  • John C. Stephens
  • Arman T. Askari
  • Takes the reader back to the basics of cardiac performance.

  • Highlights key history and physical exam findings.

  • Provides a concise overview of the available techniques used to assess cardiovascular performance.


Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Components of Myocardial Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amanda R. Vest, Frederick Heupler Jr.
      Pages 3-27
    3. Amanda R. Vest, Frederick Heupler Jr.
      Pages 29-51
    4. Justin M. Dunn, Frederick Heupler Jr.
      Pages 53-64
    5. Marwa Sabe, Frederick Heupler Jr.
      Pages 65-73
  3. Methods of Hemodynamic Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Sachin S. Goel, William J. Stewart
      Pages 77-98
    3. Omeed Zardkoohi, Richard A. Grimm
      Pages 99-128
    4. Andrew O. Zurick III, Milind Desai
      Pages 129-153
    5. Praneet Kumar, Michael D. Faulx
      Pages 155-177
  4. Specific Disease States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Olcay Aksoy, Leonardo Rodriguez
      Pages 181-196
    3. Parag Patel, Allan Klein
      Pages 197-214
    4. Amar Krishnaswamy, Brian P. Griffin
      Pages 215-240
    5. George M. Cater, Richard A. Krasuski
      Pages 241-261
    6. Andrew D. M. Grant, Michael A. Hanna, Michael A. Hanna, Michael A. Hanna, Mazen A. Hanna
      Pages 263-283
    7. Alper Ozkan, Olcay Aksoy, E. Murat Tuzcu
      Pages 285-300
    8. Michael P. Brunner, Venugopal Menon
      Pages 301-317

About this book


A basic understanding of cardiovascular physiology is essential for optimal patient care.  This practical book provides a concise tutorial of all the essential aspects of cardiovascular hemodynamics and the techniques used to assess cardiovascular performance.  A high-yield reference, this book is replete with figures, tracings, tables, and clinical pearls that reinforce the basic tenets of hemodynamics.  From identifying key findings of the patient history and physical exam to correlating hemodynamic tracings with acute clinical presentations, this book arms the reader with the tools necessary to handle any hemodynamic-related situation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Saif Anwaruddin
    • 1
  • Joseph M. Martin
    • 2
  • John C. Stephens
    • 3
  • Arman T. Askari
    • 4
  1. 1.Cardiovascular MedicineThe Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Cardiovascular MedicineThe Cleveland ClinicChagrin FallsUSA
  3. 3.Cardiovascular MedicineThe Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  4. 4.Western Reserve Heart CareHudsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cardiovascular Hemodynamics
  • Book Subtitle An Introductory Guide
  • Editors Saif Anwaruddin
    Joseph M. Martin
    John C. Stephens
    Arman T. Askari
  • Series Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60761-194-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61779-738-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60761-195-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 340
  • Number of Illustrations 31 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Emergency Medicine
    Internal Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the book reviews:

“This is a review of hemodynamics in cardiovascular medicine. … It is intended mainly for frontline cardiologists and critical care providers, including general cardiology fellows, interventional cardiology fellows, critical care fellows, general cardiologists and critical care intensivists. The board style-questions and clinical vignettes make the book useful as a supplemental source for board examination preparation. … It is an excellent book that I highly recommend for anyone interested in learning more about hemodynamics.” (Mohi Alkadri, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2013)