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McDonald’s Blood Flow in Arteries

Theoretical, Experimental and Clinical Principles

ISBN: 9780340985014

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Theoretical, Experimental and Clinical Principles

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  • The definitive reference work in arterial haemodynamics
  • Fully updated and expanded to cover all recent developments in the field
  • A sound scientific base combined with a focus on practical clinical applications
  • Includes an abundance of illustrations to clarify key principles


For over fifty years, McDonalds Blood Flow in Arteries has remained the definitive reference work in the field of arterial hemodynamics, including arterial structure and function with special emphasis on pulsatile flow and pressure. Prestigious, authoritative and comprehensive, the sixth edition has been totally updated and revised with several new chapters. This edition continues to provide the theoretical basis required for a thorough understanding of arterial blood flow in both normal and pathological conditions, while keeping clinical considerations and readability paramount throughout the text.

New for the sixth edition

  • McDonalds groundbreaking waveform analysis is extended to explain ill effects of aging on the aorta and heart, and on the small blood vessels of vital organs – brain and kidneys.
  • Rigorous theory and methodology are combined to show relevance of blood pressure and flow pulsations to individual clinical problems and to results of the most recent epidemiological studies and clinical trials.
  • Written by a small tightly-knit group to provide consistency and easy reference of normal and abnormal functions in arteries of all sizes in humans, experimental animals, and realistic computer models.
  • Now available in a digital version, together with this book, to provide instant access to this invaluable reference resource.

Erudite, definitive yet thoroughly practical, McDonalds Blood Flow in Arteries is essential reading for modern cardiologists, intensive care physicians, anesthesiologists, gerontologists, diabetologists, nephrologists and neurologists as well as physiologists, pharmacologists and epidemiologists.


Michael Taylor
David A. Kass and Myron L. Weisfeldt
List of Abbreviations
The nature of flow of a liquid
Properties of the arterial wall: theory
Properties of the arterial wall: practice
Endothelial function
General principles for measuring arterial waves
Pulsatile pressure-flow relations
Wave reflections
Contours of pressure and flow waves in arteries
Principles of recording and analysis of arterial waveforms
Vascular impedance
Aortic input impedance as ventricular load
Coupling of the left ventricle with the systemic circulation: implications to cardiac failure
Cardiac failure: clinical implications
The pulmonary circulation
The coronary circulation
Special circulations
Interpretation of blood pressure in epidemiological studies and clinical trials
Arterial biomarkers
Specific arterial disease
Generalized and metabolic disease
Therapeutic strategies
Central arterial pressure
Lifestyle and environment
Pressure pulse waveform analysis