Cardiovascular Biomechanics

  • Peter R. Hoskins
  • Patricia V. Lawford
  • Barry J. Doyle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Peter R. Hoskins
    Pages 1-24
  3. Peter R. Hoskins
    Pages 25-35
  4. Peter R. Hoskins, David Hardman
    Pages 37-63
  5. Peter R. Hoskins, D. Rodney Hose
    Pages 65-81
  6. Richard H. Clayton, D. Rodney Hose
    Pages 107-126
  7. Andrew J. Narracott
    Pages 127-142
  8. Peter R. Hoskins
    Pages 143-162
  9. Peter R. Hoskins, Stephen F. Keevil, Saeed Mirsadraee
    Pages 163-191
  10. D. Rodney Hose, Barry J. Doyle
    Pages 193-205
  11. Peter R. Hoskins, Noel Conlisk, Arjan J. Geers, Barry J. Doyle
    Pages 207-230
  12. Peter R. Hoskins
    Pages 231-253
  13. Barry J. Doyle, Ryley A. Macrae, Peter R. Hoskins
    Pages 255-269
  14. Peter R. Hoskins, Ian B. Wilkinson
    Pages 271-284
  15. Peter R. Hoskins, Patricia V. Lawford
    Pages 285-306
  16. Barry J. Doyle, Peter R. Hoskins
    Pages 307-329
  17. Patricia V. Lawford
    Pages 331-351
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 353-462

About this book


This book provides a balanced presentation of the fundamental principles of cardiovascular biomechanics research, as well as its valuable clinical applications. Pursuing an integrated approach at the interface of the life sciences, physics and engineering, it also includes extensive images to explain the concepts discussed.

Cardiovascular biomechanics encompasses the relationship between the mechanics of the cardiovascular system and biological function in health and disease, and it is increasingly recognised that normal function and diseases involve a complex interplay between biology and mechanical forces. With a focus on explaining the underlying principles, this book examines the physiology and mechanics of circulation, mechanobiology and the biomechanics of different components of the cardiovascular system, in-vivo techniques, in-vitro techniques, and the medical applications of this research.

Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students and including sample problems at the end of each chapter, this interdisciplinary text provides an essential introduction to the topic. It is also an ideal reference text for researchers and clinical practitioners, and will benefit a wide range of students and researchers including engineers, physicists, biologists and clinicians who are interested in the area of cardiovascular biomechanics.


Cardiovascular Biology and Biomechanics Cardiovascular Biomechanics Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Hemodynamics Cardiovascular Modeling Fluid Cardiovascular Biomechanics Modeling of Blood Vessels

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter R. Hoskins
    • 1
  • Patricia V. Lawford
    • 2
  • Barry J. Doyle
    • 3
  1. 1.University of EdinburghCentre for Cardiovascular Science, Queens Medical Research Institute EdinburghUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of SheffieldDepartment of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease/Insigneo Institute for in silico MedicinSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.School of Mechanical and Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46405-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46407-7
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