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Heart Function in Health and Disease : Proceedings of the Cardiovascular Program sponsored by the Council of Cardiac Metabolism of the International Society and Federation of Cardiology during the Regional Meeting of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Prague, Czechoslovakia, Ju - Bohuslav Ostadel

Heart Function in Health and Disease

Proceedings of the Cardiovascular Program sponsored by the Council of Cardiac Metabolism of the International Society and Federation of Cardiology during the Regional Meeting of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Prague, Czechoslovakia, Ju

By: Bohuslav Ostadel (Editor), Naranjan S. Dhalla (Editor)

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Published: 31st January 1993
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As the majority of cardiovascular deaths are related to myocardial ischemia, it is necessary to understand the various aspects of ischemic heart disease. In this regard, it is noteworthy that ischemic heart disease is commonly associated with atherosclerosis, coronary spasm, as well as thrombosis leading to the development of arrhythmias, cardiovascular cell damage, myocardial infarction, cardiac hypertrophy and congestive heart failure. Furthermore, it is also important to appreciate various physiological, electrophysiological and biochemical processes in the normal heart if we are to understand their significance under pathological situations.
Heart Function in Health and Disease has been organized in five sections to provide an outline of a complex problem in a convenient manner. One section of this book is devoted to shedding light on the restructuring and ontogenic changes in the developing heart whereas in the next section some hypertrophic alterations due to chronic hypoxia are described. The third and fourth sections of this book are concerned with the regulation of cardiac channels as well as signal transduction mechanisms and cardiac electric field. The fifth section contains some pathophysiological events during the development of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. All of these areas encompass a significant body of new information that will be invaluable to those who work in the field of cardiovascular sciences, as well as those who treat people with heart disease.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Heart story: A view to the pastp. 3
Postnatal growth and restructuring of mammalian heartsp. 23
Ontogenetic development of cardiac inotropic responsivenessp. 31
Activation mechanisms of cardiac muscarinic K channelsp. 47
Multiple cyclic GMP binding proteins involved in the regulation of cardiac calcium channelsp. 61
Participation of the Na[superscript +]-H[superscript +] exchange pathway in cardiac pathologyp. 71
Phospholipase D: A new avenue to the phospholipid signalling pathways in the myocardiump. 79
Cardiac pacemaker activity: From single cells to modelling the heartp. 93
Physiology of the cardiac electric fieldp. 111
Modelling of the cardiac electrical fieldp. 127
The temporal behaviour of the cardiac electric fieldp. 143
Computer modelling of cardiac arrhythmiasp. 157
Relationship between heart mass and hemoglobin/hematocrit at high altitude - Function or fallacy?p. 185
Functional assessment of the hypertrophic right ventricle in the rat heartp. 193
Chronic hypoxia-induced right ventricular enlargement: Age-dependent changes of collagenous and non-collagenous cardiac protein fractionsp. 209
Sarcolemmal cation transport systems in rat hearts acclimatized to high altitude hypoxia, influence of 7-oxo-prostacyclinp. 219
Effects on the heart of two forms of chronic hypoxiap. 229
Thyroid hormones and cardiac hypertrophyp. 239
Diastolic dysfunction of the heart. Pharmacological strategies for modulating calcium sequestration of the sarcoplasmic reticulump. 251
Conduit coronary artery structure and functionp. 273
Heart failure: A disease of adaptationp. 287
Involvement of sarcolemmal Na[superscript +]-K[superscript +] ATPase in the pathogenesis of heart diseasep. 295
Neuroendocrine response to heart failurep. 307
Alterations of extracellular matrix in cardiac atrophyp. 321
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ISBN: 9780792320524
ISBN-10: 0792320522
Series: Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 335
Published: 31st January 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.49