Heart Cell Coupling and Impulse Propagation in Health and Disease

Author: Walmor C. de Mello
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461511550
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Heart Cell Coupling and Impulse Propagation in Health and Disease includes an up-to-date review on how heart cells communicate and impulse propagation under normal as well as under pathological conditions. The complexity of intercellular coupling and impulse propagation is discussed, providing the reader with a broad view of the importance of these processes and how they contribute to the generation of cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. The different aspects and intricacies of heart cell communication is discussed by different authors, each one an expert in their own field. The present publication will be of interest to cardiologists, electrophysiologists, heart physiologists, cardiac pharmacologists, biophysicists, and cell or molecular biologists.

Cardiac Electrophysiology From Cell to Bedside E Book

Author: Douglas P. Zipes
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323448887
Format: PDF
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Rapid advancements in cardiac electrophysiology require today’s health care scientists and practitioners to stay up to date with new information both at the bench and at the bedside. The fully revised 7th Edition of Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside, by Drs. Douglas Zipes, Jose Jalife, and William Stevenson, provides the comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage you need, including the underlying basic science and the latest clinical advances in the field. An attractive full-color design features color photos, tables, flow charts, ECGs, and more. All chapters have been significantly revised and updated by global leaders in the field, including 19 new chapters covering both basic and clinical topics. New topics include advances in basic science as well as recent clinical technology, such as leadless pacemakers; catheter ablation as a new class I recommendation for atrial fibrillation after failed medical therapy; current cardiac drugs and techniques; and a new video library covering topics that range from basic mapping (for the researcher) to clinical use (implantations). Each chapter is packed with the latest information necessary for optimal basic research as well as patient care, and additional figures, tables, and videos are readily available online. New editor William G. Stevenson, highly regarded in the EP community, brings a fresh perspective to this award-winning text.

Renin Angiotensin System and Cardiovascular Disease

Author: Walmor C. DeMello
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781607611868
Format: PDF
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This book offers the latest research into the role of the renin angiotensin system on cardiac and vascular functions and in cardiovascular diseases. It covers vital aspects such as intracellular signaling and regulation of cell volume in the failing heart.

Heart Cell Communication in Health and Disease

Author: Walmor C. de Mello
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792380528
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Heart Cell Communication in Health and Disease an extensive review of different aspects of heart cell communication is presented. The book starts with the fundamental concept that cardiac cells are communicated, and then proceeds to the role of gap junctions in heart development, the molecular biology of gap junctions, the biophysics of the intercellular channels, the control of junctional conductance and the influence of gap junctions on impulse propagation. This is the first time that a single volume has described cell communication in the normal heart and under different pathological conditions such as heart failure, coronary disease, myocardial ischemia and cardiac arrhythmias. In this way the process of cell communication is analyzed at different levels of complexity, providing the reader with a wide view of this field and its relevance to cardiology.

Equine Anesthesia

Author: William W. Muir III
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437710522
Format: PDF, Mobi
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All veterinary team members involved in the everyday care of horses that require anesthesia or special emergency care will benefit from this reliable and inclusive resource. This text provides all of the information needed to prepare, conduct, and monitor the administration of drugs in order to produce safe and effective anesthesia, treat pain, respond to adverse effects, and perform and monitor emergency and critical care treatment. It is the most comprehensive and detailed book available on these subjects, addressing the needs and concerns of practitioners in both hospital and field settings. Discusses all aspects of equine anesthesia, including history, physiology, pharmacology, drug dosages, patient preparation, induction-maintenance-recovery of anesthesia management of potential complications, and more. Provides a detailed review of the respiratory and cardiovascular physiology of the horse. Provides thorough coverage of preoperative pain management in horses. Covers emergency medical care and managing anesthetic complications in both hospital and field situations. Includes information on the latest anesthetic drugs, including safe and effective protocols for different procedures, and the most up-to-date monitoring techniques. Each contributor is a recognized expert in his or her respective equine specialty, renowned for clinical as well as academic and research expertise. A complete update of all drug information and pain management techniques. The very latest research findings and clinical applications of anesthetic agents and techniques. The most recent developments in post-anesthetic care and monitoring. A chapter on intravenous anesthetic and analgesic adjuncts to inhalation anesthesia. A chapter on anesthesia and analgesia for donkeys and mules. A chapter on perioperative pain management. Many new illustrations as well as tables, graphs, boxes, key points, and summaries that make information instantly accessible.

Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Heart

Author: Nicholas Sperelakis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461308739
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The first edition of this book was quite successful. As in the first edition, the book is divided into two major sections: cardiac muscle and coronary circula Several complimentary book reviews appeared soon tion. The book is multidisciplinary and includes after the first edition was published, and written and membrane biophysics, electrophysiology, physiol oral words of praise and appreciation were given both ogy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, to the publisher and to me by quite a few individuals. and ultrastructure. Thus, the book attempts ro It is because of such positive comments and reactions that the publisher and I decided to embark on a integrate all relevant aspects of the factors influenc second edition of Physiology and Pathophysiology of the ing the function of the heart as a vital organ under Heart. The second edition was long in preparation, normal and various abnormal conditions. The book taking over a year to complete. All chapter contri also attempts to set the foundation for an under butors were asked to revise, improve, and update standing of the action and mechanism of action of a their articles, and all have done so with enthusiasm number of classes of cardioactive drugs.

Cardiology E Book

Author: Michael H. Crawford
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0723436444
Format: PDF, Docs
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With your heavy case load, you can't afford to waste time searching for answers. Cardiology, 3rd Edition, by Drs. Crawford, DiMarco, and Paulus, offers you just the practical, problem-based guidance you need to quickly overcome any clinical challenge. 8 color-coded sections cover the 8 major clinical syndromes of cardiovascular disease—each section a virtual "mini textbook" on its topic! 40 new chapters keep you up to date with the latest advances in the field, while more than 2,000 lavish, high-quality illustrations, color photographs, tables, and ECGs capture clinical manifestations as they present in practice. It’s current, actionable information that you can put to work immediately for your patients! Offers a problem-based approach that integrates basic science, diagnostic investigations, and therapeutic management in one place for each cardiovascular disease so you can quickly find all of the actionable knowledge you need without flipping from one section to another. Features introductory bulleted highlights in each chapter that present the most pertinent information at a glance. Presents abundant algorithms to expedite clinical decision making. Includes more than 2,000 lavish, high-quality illustrations, color photographs, tables, and ECGs that capture clinical manifestations as they present in practice, and promote readability and retention. Includes 40 new chapters including Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in CHD, Management of the Cyanotic Patient with CHD, Special Problems for the Cardiology Consultant Dealing with Bariatric/Gastric Bypass — and many more — that equip you with all of the latest knowledge. Presents "Special Problem" sections—many new to this edition—that provide practical advice on problems that can be difficult to treat.

Pharmacologic Approaches to Heart Failure An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics

Author: Kirkwood F. Adams
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323326129
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This issue of Heart Failure Clinics examines the pharmacologic approaches to heart failure: optimizing established therapy with a look toward future agents. Topics include the pathophysiologic foundation for the pharmacologic treatment of heart failure, treatment of heart failure with reducted ejection fraction and preserved ejection fraction, treatment of acute heart failure, investigational treatments, and the role of congestive heart failure medications following left ventricular assist device.

Braunwald s Heart Disease E Book

Author: Robert O. Bonow
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437727700
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Braunwald’s Heart Disease remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology. Edited by Drs. Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, and Peter Libby, this dynamic, multimedia reference helps you apply the most recent knowledge in molecular biology and genetics, imaging, pharmacology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and much more. Weekly updates online, personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, continuously keep you current on the most important new developments affecting your practice. Enhanced premium online content includes new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts. With sweeping updates throughout, and contributions from a "who’s who" of global cardiology, Braunwald’s is the cornerstone of effective practice. Continuously access the most important new developments affecting your practice with weekly updates personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, including focused reviews, "hot off the press" commentaries, and late-breaking clinical trials. Practice with confidence and overcome your toughest challenges with advice from the top minds in cardiology today, who synthesize the entire state of current knowledge and summarize all of the most recent ACC/AHA practice guidelines. Locate the answers you need fast thanks to a user-friendly, full-color design with more than 1,200 color illustrations. Search the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com. Stay on top of the latest advances in molecular imaging, intravascular ultrasound, cardiovascular regeneration and tissue engineering, device therapy for advanced heart failure, atrial fibrillation management, structural heart disease, Chagasic heart disease, ethics in cardiovascular medicine, the design and conduct of clinical trials, and many other timely topics. Hone your clinical skills with new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts at www.expertconsult.com.

Cardiac Arrhythmias

Author: Ambrose S. Kibos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447153162
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book covers all the major aspects associated with pathophysiological development of cardiac arrhythmias (covering enhanced or suppressed automaticity, triggered activity, or re-entry), from basic concepts through disease association, limitations of current pharmacotherapy and implant therapies and on-going trials and analysis of new biomarkers based on current knowledge of cellular interaction and signalling. The book describes novel and state-of-the-art methods for differentiating between the major types of arrhythmia, structural abnormalities and current practice guidelines and determination of risk stratification associated with sudden cardiac death. A particular focus is on arrhythmias associated with atrial fibrillation and includes details of associations with cardiac disease, current detection, analysis and imaging and future perspectives.​