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TitleApplied Cardiovascular Physiology [electronic resource] / edited by Michael R. Pinsky
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1997
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Descript X, 263p. 72 illus. online resource


This book represents the collective efforts of several excellent,cliniยญ 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 carยญ 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 maintainยญ 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 viยญ 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 reยญ sistance are balanced with newer applications of ventriculo-arterial coupling, right ventricular function, and tissue oxygen delivery


Basic Cardiovascular Physiology -- Left Ventricular Pump Function -- Left Ventricular Afterload and Ventriculo-Arterial Coupling -- The Cardiovascular Management of the Critically ill Patient -- Right Ventricular Function -- Pharmacologic Support of Critically ill Patients -- Heart-Lung Interactions -- Physiology of Tissue Oxygen Delivery -- Splanchnic Blood Flow -- Tissue Oxygenation -- Clinical Applications -- Rationale for Hemodynamic Monitoring -- Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring -- Analog Values From Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring -- Non-Invasive Hemodynamic and Metabolic Monitoring -- Non-Invasive Estimation of the Effective Pulmonary Blood Flow and Gas Exchange From Respiratory Analysis -- Hemodynamic Assessment of the Critically ill Patient Using Transesophageal Echocardiography -- Goals of Resuscitation -- Physiology of VO2/DO2 -- Pathophysiology of VO2/DO2 in Sepsis -- Metabolic Targets in Acute Resuscitation -- Cardiovascular Support by Hemodynamic Subsets -- Hemorrhagic Shock: From Physiology to Molecular Biology -- Cardiogenic Shock -- Cardiovascular Support by Hemodynamic Subset: Sepsis -- Extracorporeal Support

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