The Cardiovascular System, Systems of the Body Series, 2nd Edition

The Cardiovascular System

2nd Edition Systems of the Body Series

By Alan Noble, BSc, PhD, VisitingLecturer in Phsiology, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK; Robert Johnson, BA BM MRCP, Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, UK; Alan Thomas, Lecturer in Physiology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK and Paul Bass, BSc, MD, FRCPath, Consultant in Histopathology and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK


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.