The goal of this unique review is to give you a working understanding of the key concepts of cardiovascular physiology. Concise but thorough, Cardiovascular Physiology focuses on the facts you need to get a solid big picture overview of how the cardiovascular system operates under normal and abnormal situations. There is no faster or more effective way to learn how the key principles of cardiovascular function apply to common physiological and pathological challenges than this engagingly-written guide.
- Clarifies the details of physiologic mechanisms and their role in pathologic states
- Links cardiovascular physiology to diagnosis and treatment
- Summarizes key concepts at the end of each chapter
- Highlights must-know information with chapter objectives
- Provides the perfect quick review for the USMLE Step 1
- Reinforces learning with study questions at the end of each chapter
- Keeps you up to date on the latest research and developments in this ever-changing field
The content you need to gain a thorough understanding of this essential subject:
Overview of the Cardiovascular System, Characteristics of Cardiac Muscle Cells, The Heart Pump, Measurement of Cardiac Function, Cardiac Abnormalities, The Peripheral Vascular System, Vascular Control, Central Venous Pressure: An Indicator of Circulatory Hemodynamics, Regulation of Arterial Pressure, Cardiovascular Response to Physiological Stresses, Cardiovascular Function in Pathological Situations.
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On completion of this course the participant should be able to:
1. List five factors that are essential to proper ventricular pumping action.
2. Describe how membrane potential reflects a membrane’s relative permeability to various ions.
3. Identify the factors that influence myocardial oxygen consumption.
4. Define the Fick Principle.
5. Describe the difference between peripheral venous pool and central venous pool.
6. List four characteristics of vascular smooth muscle cells.
7. Describe the significance of very high central venous pressure.
8. Define the arterial baroreceptor reflex and list it’s importance in the regulation of arterial pressure.
9. List three body responses to long term bed rest and describe how to diminish these responses.
10. Define circulatory shock.
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This test is a multiple choice, open book test and contains 120 questions.
This is a soft cover book and has 11 chapters and 223 pages.
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