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The Cardiovascular System

Physiology, Diagnostics and Clinical Implications

Edited by David C. Gaze

University of Westminster

The cardiovascular system includes the heart located centrally in the thorax and the vessels of the body which carry blood. The cardiovascular (or circulatory) system supplies oxygen from inspired air, via the lungs to the tissues around the body. It is also responsible for the removal of the waste product, carbon dioxide via air expired from the lungs. The cardiovascular system also transports nutrients such as electrolytes, amino acids, enzymes, hormones which are integral to cellular respiration, metabolism and immunity. This book is not meant to be an all encompassing text on cardiovascular physiology and pathology rather a selection of chapters from experts in the field who describe recent advances in basic and clinical sciences. As such, the text is divided into three main sections: Cardiovascular Physiology, Cardiovascular Diagnostics and lastly, Clinical Impact of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology.

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The Cardiovascular SystemPhysiology, Diagnostics and Clinical ImplicationsEdited by David C. Gaze

Published: April 25th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2266

ISBN: 978-953-51-0534-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6974-1

Copyright year: 2012

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56398 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

27 Dimensions Citations


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1. Control of Cardiovascular System

By Mikhail Rudenko, Olga Voronova, Vladimir Zernov, Konstantin Mamberger, Dmitry Makedonsky, Sergey Rudenko and Sergey Kolmakov


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2. Molecular Control of Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation Marker Genes by Serum Response Factor and Its Interacting Proteins

By Tadashi Yoshida


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3. Trans Fatty Acids and Human Health

By Sebastjan Filip and Rajko Vidrih


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4. Control and Coordination of Vasomotor Tone in the Microcirculation

By Mauricio A. Lillo, Francisco R. Pérez, Mariela Puebla, Pablo S. Gaete and Xavier F. Figueroa


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5. Hemodynamics

By Ali Nasimi


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6. Adenosinergic System in the Mesenteric Vessels

By Ana Leitão-Rocha, Joana Beatriz Sousa and Carmen Diniz


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7. Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase, Nitric Oxide and Metabolic Disturbances in the Vascular System

By Grażyna Lutosławska


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8. The Diagnostic Performance of Cardiovascular System and Evaluation of Hemodynamic Parameters Based on Heart Cycle Phase Analysis

By Mikhail Rudenko, Olga Voronova, Vladimir Zernov, Konstantin Mamberger, Dmitry Makedonsky, Sergey Rudenko, Yuri Fedossov, Alexander Duyzhikov, Anatoly Orlov and Sergey Sobin


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9. Biophysical Phenomena in Blood Flow System in the Process of Indirect Arterial Pressure Measurement

By Mikhail Rudenko, Olga Voronova and Vladimir Zernov


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10. Interrelation Between the Changes of Phase Functions of Cardiac Muscle Contraction and Biochemical Processes as an Algorithm for Identifying Local Pathologies in Cardiovascular System

By Yury Fedosov, Stanislav Zhigalov, Mikhail Rudenko, Vladimir Zernov and Olga Voronova


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11. Application of Computational Intelligence Techniques for Cardiovascular Diagnostics

By C. Nataraj, A. Jalali and P. Ghorbanian


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12. Analysis of Time Course Changes in the Cardiovascular Response to Head-Up Tilt in Fighter Pilots

By David G. Newman and Robin Callister


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13. Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health

By Raul A. Martins


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14. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

By Reza Amani and Nasrin Sharifi


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15. Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Problems in the Development of Cognitive Impairment: For Medical Professionals Involved in the Treatment of Atherosclerosis

By Michihiro Suwa


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16. French Paradox, Polyphenols and Cardiovascular Protection: The Oestrogenic Receptor-α Implication

By Tassadit Benaissa, Thierry Ragot and Angela Tesse


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17. Importance of Dermatology in Infective Endocarditis

By Servy Amandine, Jones Meriem and Valeyrie-Allanore Laurence


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18. Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Implications in Diabetes, Other Disease States and Herbal Drugs

By Steve Ogbonnia


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19. Morphology and Functional Changes of Intestine, Trophology Status and Systemic Inflammation in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

By G.P. Arutyunov and N.A. Bylova


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20. Evaluation and Treatment of Hypotension in Premature Infants

By Shoichi Ezaki and Masanori Tamura


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21. Role of Echocardiography in Research into Neglected Cardiovascular Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Ana Olga Mocumbi


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22. Psychophysiological Cardiovascular Functioning in Hostile Defensive Women

By Francisco Palmero and Cristina Guerrero


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