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Levick’s Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology

ISBN: 9781498739849
ISBN: 9781498739849

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  • Comprehensive – highly-structured and logical, presenting all the information needed by students and graduate examination candidates
  • Accessible – Learning Objectives, Overviews and Summaries provide helpful signposts for checking understanding while Clinical Cases and Further Reading support active learning
  • Up to date – fully revised with more emphasis on clinical aspects and new chapters dedicated to the use and value of experimental models and perturbations
  • Highly illustrated – in full colour for the first time, with many useful line diagrams and tables that support the text and provide proof of concepts


A sound knowledge of cardiovascular physiology is fundamental to understanding cardiovascular disease, exercise performance and may other aspects of human physiology. Cardiovascular physiology is a major component of all undergraduate courses in physiology, biomedical science and medicine, and this popular introduction to the subject is intended primarily for these students. A key feature of this sixth edition is how state-of-the-art technology is applied to understanding cardiovascular function in health and disease. Thus the text is also well suited to graduate study programmes in medicine and physiological sciences.


Overview of the Cardiovascular System. The Cardiac Cycle. The Cardiac
Myocyte: Excitation and Contraction. Initiation and Nervous Control of
Heartbeat. Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias. Control of Stroke Volume
and Cardiac Output. Assessment of Cardiac Output and Peripheral Pulse.
Hemodynamics: Flow, Pressure and Resistance. The Endothelial Cell. The
Microcirculation and Solute Exchange. Circulation of Fluid Between
Plasma, Interstitium and Lymph. Vascular Smooth Muscle: Excitation,
Contraction and Relaxation. Control of Blood Vessels I. Intrinsic
Control. Control of Blood Vessels II. Extrinsic Control By Nerves and
Hormones. Specialization in Individual Circulations. Cardiovascular
Receptors, Reflexes and Central Control. Coordinated Cardiovascular
Responses. Cardiovascular Responses in Pathological Situations. Future