Table of Contents

Overview of the circulation and blood.
Excitation : the cardiac action potential.
Automaticity : natural excitation of the heart.
The cardiac pump.
Regulation of the heartbeat.
The arterial system.
The microcirculation and lymphatics.
The peripheral circulation and its control.
Control of cardiac output: coupling of heart and blood vessels.
Coronary circulation.
Special circulations.
Interplay of central and peripheral factors that control the circulation. "Gain a foundational understanding of cardiovascular physiology and how the cardiovascular system functions in health and disease. Cardiovascular Physiology, a volume in the Mosby Physiology Series, explains the fundamentals of this complex subject in a clear and concise manner, while helping you bridge the gap between normal function and disease with pathophysiology content throughout the book"--Publisher's description.