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Table of Contents


  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Anatomic Description
  • Cardiac Structures
  • Cardiac Tissue
  • Coronary Circulation
  • Cardiac Innervation
  • Myocardial Cell Structure
  • Myocardial Cell Electrical Characteristics
  • Cardiac Action Potential
  • Sarcolemmal Ionic Currents
  • Factors Modifying Electrophysiologic Function
  • Propagation of the Cardiac Impulse
  • Mechanical Characteristics of Cardiac Cells
  • Mechanical Properties of the Myocardium
  • Myocardial Metabolism
  • Physiology of the Coronary Circulation
  • The Cardiac Cycle

  • Systemic and Pulmonary Circulation and Oxygen Delivery
  • Structural Characteristics of the Vasculature and Lymphatics
  • Local Regulation
  • Neurohumoral Stimulation Calcium
  • Volume and Flow Distribution
  • The Venous System
  • Microcirculatory Exchange
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Pulmonary Circulation

  • Regulation of Cardiac Output and Blood Pressure
  • Afferent Input and Receptor
  • Central Nervous System Regulation
  • Autonomic Nervous System Regulation
  • Systemic Hormones
  • Arterial Blood Pressure
  • Heart Rate
  • Intrinsic Cardiac Control
  • Extrinsic Control: Pericardial Limitation
  • Long-Term Control of Blood Pressure
  • Local Regulation of Systemic Microvascular Beds
  • Venous System
  • Relation Between Cardiac Output and Central Venous
  • Pressure-Retrograde Versus Antegrade Models
  • Valsalva Maneuver
  • Overall Control

  • Physiologic and Pathologic Responses

  • Genetics
  • DNA
  • DNA and Human Diversity
  • Genetic Variation
  • Gene Testing
  • The Human Genome Project
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Biochemical Basis of Genetic Disease
  • Overview: Heart Disease
  • The Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Evidence for a Genetic Basis of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diagnosis and Risk Assessment: Application of Genetic Susceptibility Information in the Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Summary

  • Atherosclerosis, Inflammation, and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Introduction
  • Mechanisms that Regulate Coronary Blood Flow
  • Causes of Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction
  • Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
  • Incidence of Myocardial Ischemia
  • Incidence of Myocardial Infarction
  • Implications for Nurses

  • Hematopoiesis, Coagulation, and Bleeding
  • Hematopoietic Cells
  • Hemostasis
  • Coagulation-Inflammation Link
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Clotting Disorders

  • Fluid and Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance and Imbalance
  • Principles of Fluid Balance
  • Extracellular Fluid Volume Balance Osmolality Balance
  • Principles of Electrolyte Balance
  • Electrolyte Imbalances
  • Summary Fluid and Electrolytes
  • Principles of Acid-Base Balance
  • Acid-Base Imbalances
  • Summary of Acid-Base

  • Sleep
  • Introduction
  • Normal Sleep
  • Sleep Physiology
  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Approaches
  • Impaired Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Sleep in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiac Events in Sleep
  • Nursing Care Goals
  • Sleep Promoting Interventions

  • abbreviated Table of Contents

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