- 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.