Key Features

  • One of the seven volumes in the Systems of the Body series.

  • Concise text covers the core anatomy, physiology and biochemistry in an integrated manner as required by system- and problem-based medical courses.

  • The basic science is presented in the clinical context in a way appropriate for the early part of the medical course.

  • There is a linked website providing self-assessment material ideal for examination preparation.
  • Table of Contents

    A design specification for the cardiovascular system. Cardiac muscle structure and function. The heart as a pump: valve function and valve disease. Regulation of cardiac function. Blood supply to the heart. Heart failure. The elctrocardiogram. Large blood vessels. Resistance blood vessels.Arterial blood pressure. Capilliary function and lymphatic system. Fetal cardiovascular system and congenital heart disease. Exercise and the cardiovascular system. Haemorrhage and circulatory shoock.


    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the authors

    Alan Noble

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Visiting Lecturer in Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

    Robert Johnson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, UK

    Alan Thomas

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Lecturer in Physiology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

    Paul Bass

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant in Histopathology and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK