This is the PDF eBook version for Levick’s Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology 6th Edition by Neil Herring, David J. Paterson
Table of Contents
Overview of the Cardiovascular System. The Cardiac Cycle. The Cardiac Myocyte: Excitation and Contraction. Initiation and Nervous Control of Heartbeat. Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias. Control of Stroke Volume and Cardiac Output. Assessment of Cardiac Output and Peripheral Pulse. Hemodynamics: Flow, Pressure and Resistance. The Endothelial Cell. The Microcirculation and Solute Exchange. Circulation of Fluid Between Plasma, Interstitium and Lymph. Vascular Smooth Muscle: Excitation, Contraction and Relaxation. Control of Blood Vessels I. Intrinsic Control. Control of Blood Vessels II. Extrinsic Control By Nerves and Hormones. Specialization in Individual Circulations. Cardiovascular Receptors, Reflexes and Central Control. Coordinated Cardiovascular Responses. Cardiovascular Responses in Pathological Situations. Future Therapies.