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Cardiovascular Hemodynamics

An Introductory Guide

  • Arman T. Askari
  • Adrian W. Messerli
  • Includes new coverage on noninvasive assessment and the effects of interventions on cardiovascular hemodynamics

  • Provides board-style questions, clinical cases, and vignettes

  • Discusses diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients using hemodynamic data

  • Details techniques available for assessing cardiovascular performance


Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amanda R. Vest
      Pages 3-22
    3. Amanda R. Vest
      Pages 23-40
    4. Jordan S. Thomas, Justin M. Dunn
      Pages 41-50
    5. Daniel H. Katz, Frederick Heupler Jr., Marwa A. Sabe
      Pages 51-58
  3. Effects of Selected Interventions on CV Hemodynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Chirag Bavishi, Roberto Ramirez, Franz H. Messerli
      Pages 61-72
    3. Alexandra-Maria Neagoe, Emrush Rexhaj, Ehud Grossman, Franz H. Messerli
      Pages 73-88
    4. Paul Anaya, Tracy E. Macaulay
      Pages 89-103
    5. David C. Booth, Navin Rajagopalan
      Pages 105-115
    6. Daniel H. Katz, Marwa A. Sabe
      Pages 117-133
  4. Methods of Hemodynamic Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Sachin S. Goel, William J. Stewart
      Pages 137-153
    3. Omeed Zardkoohi, Richard A. Grimm
      Pages 155-181
    4. Andrew O. Zurick
      Pages 183-204
    5. Gbolahan Ogunbayo, Ahmed Abdel-Latif
      Pages 205-219
    6. Michael D. Faulx, Khaled M. Ziada
      Pages 221-234
  5. Specific Hemodynamically Compromised Situations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Olcay Aksoy, Begum Sezer, Leonardo Rodriguez
      Pages 237-250

About this book


The second edition of this key resource provides a broad and fundamental overview of basic cardiovascular (CV) hemodynamic principles with a focus on clinical assessment of CV physiology. Extensively updated, the book includes new coverage on noninvasive hemodynamic assessment and the effects of selected interventions on CV hemodynamics. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts such as preload, afterload, myocardial contractility, and cardiac output. Subsequent chapters examine the effects of interventions such as vasodilators, beta blockers, pressor agents, inotropes, and different forms of invasive circulatory support. The book also focuses on various methods of hemodynamic evaluation including echocardiography, CT/MRI, noninvasive hemodynamic assessment, and cardiac catheterization. The book concludes with a discussion of proper diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients using hemodynamic data on a variety of specific disease states.
An invaluable contribution to the Contemporary Cardiology Seriesthe Second Edition of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics: An Introductory Guide is an essential resource for physicians, residents, fellows, medical students, and researchers in cardiology, emergency medicine, critical care, and internal medicine.


Assessment of cardiovascular hemodynamics Cardiovascular interventions Cardiovascular performance Cardiovascular physiology Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions Hemodynamic evaluation Hemodynamics and coronary artery disease Hemodynamics of pulmonary hypertension Hemodynamics of valvular heart disease Myocardial performance Noninvasive hemodynamic assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Arman T. Askari
    • 1
  • Adrian W. Messerli
    • 2
  1. 1.Premier Health AdvocatesBeachwoodUSA
  2. 2.Gill Heart and Vascular InstituteUniversity of Kentucky HealthCareLexingtonUSA

About the editors

Arman T. Askari, MD, FACC

Founder, Premier Health Advocates

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Consulting Staff, Cleveland Clinic

Teaching Faculty, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center 

Adrian W. Messerli, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Gill Heart Institute

University of Kentucky

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cardiovascular Hemodynamics
  • Book Subtitle An Introductory Guide
  • Editors Arman T. Askari
    Adrian W. Messerli
  • Series Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-19130-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-19133-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-19131-3
  • Series ISSN 2196-8969
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-8977
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XLVI, 371
  • Number of Illustrations 42 b/w illustrations, 116 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Emergency Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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“It will indeed be of high ‘value and interest to every student and practitioner of cardiovascular medicine who wishes to fully learn the hemodynamic foundation of cardiovascular medicine.’” (Matthias Heringlake, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 131 (2), August, 2020)