Contents

Introduction Cardiac Cycle

Cardiac Pressure-Volume Curves

Preload

Contractility

Afterload

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Pressure Transducer System

Central Venous Pressure Monitoring

Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring

Cardiac Output/Cardiac Index Monitoring

Mixed Venous Saturation Monitoring

Sonomicrometry

Transducer Catheters

Summary

Companion CD Material Visible Heart® CD References

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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