Applied Cardiovascular Physiology

  • Michael R. Pinsky

Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Basic Cardiovascular Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. W. Buffington
      Pages 3-13
    3. J.-F. Dhainaut
      Pages 36-43
    4. M. R. Pinsky
      Pages 51-63
    5. J. Bakker
      Pages 64-75
    6. J. Takala
      Pages 76-91
    7. G. Berlot, A. Tomasini, M. Maffessanti
      Pages 92-101
  3. Clinical Applications

  4. Goals of Resuscitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. J.-L. Vincent, P. van der Linden
      Pages 177-184
    3. B. Vallet
      Pages 185-196
    4. S. Beloucif, Nathalie Kermarrec, D. Payen
      Pages 197-205
  5. Cardiovascular Support by Hemodynamic Subsets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. L. A. Omert, T. R. Billiar
      Pages 209-216
    3. A. Boujoukos
      Pages 217-229
    4. A. Meier-Hellmann, K. Reinhart
      Pages 230-245
    5. A. Pesenti, M. Bombino
      Pages 246-256
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-263

About this book


This book represents the collective efforts of several excellent,clini­ cian-scientists who have devoted many years of their lives and many hours in each day to the application of physiological principles to the bedside care of critically ill patients. The universal challenge of car­ diovascular instability confronts all health care providers who treat patients in an acute care setting. Whether that be in the field or Emergency Department, general ward, operating suite or intensive care unit, all patients carry a common theme of potential life-taking processes which must to identified and treated in a timely fashion or severe morbidity and death rapidly follow. Since the cardiovascular system subserves the body in maintain­ ing metabolic stability through global and regional blood flow at an adequate pressure to insure appropriate autoregulation of blood flow distribution, it would be difficult to describe the mechanisms of cardiovascular instability their diagnosis and treatment without placing them within the context of overall metabolism and tissue vi­ ability. Accordingly, this book has been grouped into four arbitrary subsets. First, we address issues of basic cardiovascular physiology. Classic developments of ventricular pump function and arterial re­ sistance are balanced with newer applications of ventriculo-arterial coupling, right ventricular function, and tissue oxygen delivery.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael R. Pinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64512-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60696-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-6788
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