Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine

Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Heart

Editors: Sperelakis, Nicholas (Ed.)

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could go on for several pages. Thus the book edited This book emphasizes the fundamental, functional aspects of cardiology. Within the last thirty years, by Sperelakis IS a potent reminder of the almost for­ the rift between clinical and investigative cardiology gotten fact that cardiology has twO sites, inextrica­ has widened, because of the overwhelming devel­ bly related. opment of new clinical procedures, both diagnostic The book deals with subjects in which Dr. Sper­ and therapeutic. Almost forgotten is the fact that elakis has pioneered: ultrastructure of heart muscle, we owe most of the clinical advances to theoretical electrophysiology, cardiac contractility, and ion ex­ and experimental observations. I need not remind change. An extension of these subjects is the chapter the reader of the work of Carrel, who performed the dealing with fundamental topics of the coronary cir­ first experimental coronary bypass in 1902, or the culation. work of the brothers Curie in 1880, both physicists, This book is indeed a timely reminder of the im­ who discovered piezoelectricity, the keystone in ech­ portance of the fundamental aspects of cardiology. ogradiography; of the works of Langley, who intro­ Emphasis on clinical aspects of cardiology alone will duced the receptors concept; of Ahlquist in 1946, result in a sterile and unproductive future for a field who first differentiated between alpha and beta re­ that has made such stunning advances during the ceptors; of Fleckenstein, a physiologist who pi­ last thirty years to the benefit of millions of people.

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`It is a book worth reading and presents an outstanding overview about the present day knowledge in the field whih has been thankfully put together in this edited version by Sperelakis. This book deserves to be recommended for those who are interested in the biochemistry, biochemical physiology, pharmacology and pathophysiology of the heart.'
Heart and Circulation, 19:9 (1985)

Table of contents (40 chapters)

  • Ultrastructure of Mammalian Cardiac Muscle

    Forbes, Michael S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-42

  • Basic Pathologic Processes of the Heart

    Buja, L. Maximilian

    Pages 43-57

  • Electrical Properties of Cells at Rest and Maintenance of the Ion Distributions

    Sperelakis, Nicholas

    Pages 59-82

  • The Ionic Basis of Electrical Activity in the Heart

    Kass, Robert S.

    Pages 83-96

  • Electrogenesis of Pacemaker Potential as Revealed by AV Nodal Experiments

    Irisawa, H. (et al.)

    Pages 97-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Heart
Editors
  • Nicholas Sperelakis
Series Title
Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
Series Volume
34
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-1171-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-1171-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-1173-8
Series ISSN
0166-9842
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 846
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