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Cover illustrations: Images were created in the Visible Heart® Laboratory of Professor Iaizzo. (Upper left) An external view of an isolated human heart reanimated in vitro. (The heart was obtained via LifeSource as a r esearch gift from an organ donor whose heart was deemed not viable for transplantation.) (Upper right) An internal view of the apex of the left ventricle of a human heart; note the high degree of trabeculations. (Lower right) Serial endoscopic images showing movements, top-to-bottom, of a tricuspid valve, a pulmonary valve, a mitral valve, and an implanted mechanical aortic valve (left to right, respectively) from within functioning human hearts. (Lower left) Images obtained from an in vitro electrical mapping study of an isolated human heart: an EnSite® 3000 catheter is deployed in the left ventricle and a mapping catheter touches the endocardium. To the right is shown an anatomical isopotential map of excitation (voltage changes) and below it two views of constructed isochronal maps (time sequences of depolarization, anterior and posterior views).
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Handbook of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and devices / edited by Paul A. Iaizzo.
p. cm. -- (Current clinical oncology) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 1-58829-443-9 (alk. paper) 1. Heart--Anatomy--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. Heart--Physiology--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 3. Heart--Diseases--Treatment--Handbooks, manuals, etc. I. Iaizzo, Paul A. II. Series: Current clinical oncology (Totowa, N.J.) QM181.H36 2005 616.1'2--dc22
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