Dynamics of the Vascular System

Dynamics of the Vascular System

Interaction with the Heart

John K-J Li


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The first edition of the book was written employing mathematical techniques to formulate the physical principles involved in the structural and functional correlates of the underlying physiology.

This current and self-contained second edition updates many of the new findings since its first edition a decade ago. It also includes a new chapter on the "Interaction with the Heart". The dynamics of the arterial system, the venous system, the microcirculation and their interaction with the heart are quantitatively described in terms of their structures and functions. Clinical measurements, applications to the cardiovascular field and physiological mechanisms are clearly identified throughout the text. Most importantly, worked examples are provided, such that the readers can appreciate the application aspects of the underlying formulation.

  • Historical Background and Book Contents
  • Vascular Biology, Structure and Function
  • Physical Concepts and Basic Fluid Mechanics
  • Hemodynamics of Arteries
  • Vascular Branching
  • The Venous System
  • The Microcirculation
  • Hemodynamic Measurements: Invasive and Noninvasive Monitoring
  • Interaction of the Heart and the Arterial System

Readership: Researchers, academics, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students in bioengineering, electrical & mechanical engineering, cardiology and physiologists.