Heart Perfusion, Energetics, and Ischemia

  • Leopold Dintenfass
  • Desmond G. Julian
  • Geoffrey V. F. Seaman

Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Keynote Lectures on Multidisciplinary Approach to Heart Failure, Ischemia and Infarction

  3. Heart as the Pump: Work Output

  4. Microcirculation and Myocardial Perfusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. K. R. Thomson
      Pages 129-138
    3. John Grayson
      Pages 139-156
    4. Richard J. Bing, Bing-Lo Chang
      Pages 157-178
    5. J. I. E. Hoffman, R. W. Baer, P. N. Uhlig, G. J. Vlahakes, J. D. Bristow, L. M. Messina et al.
      Pages 179-203
    6. G. A. Marcel, L. George, D. Weill, E. Catry, Y. Hoffman
      Pages 205-222
  5. Ischemia and Infarction: Cellular, Humoral and Viscosity Aspects

  6. Myocardial Metabolism: Proteins, Metabolites and Ion Exchange

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Sidney S. Schreiber, Murray Oratz, Marcus A. Rothschild
      Pages 367-385
    3. Angela J. Drake-Holland
      Pages 433-440
    4. Robert M. Hardaway III
      Pages 441-454
    5. G. A. Langer
      Pages 455-466
    6. G. A. Langer
      Pages 467-469
    7. Winifred G. Nayler
      Pages 471-482
  7. Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 507-507
    2. Loring B. Rowell
      Pages 509-538
    3. M. I. M. Noble
      Pages 539-547
    4. C. L. Gibbs
      Pages 549-576
    5. G. Elzinga, G. H. M. ten Velden, N. Westerhof
      Pages 577-593
    6. B. H. Smaill, J. Douglas, P. J. Hunter, I. Anderson
      Pages 623-648
    7. B. H. Smaill, I. Anderson, J. Douglas, P. J. Hunter
      Pages 649-653
  8. Summary, Conclusions and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 663-663
    2. D. J. Schneck
      Pages 665-667
    3. M. I. M. Noble
      Pages 671-672
    4. G. A. Langer
      Pages 673-673
    5. Julien E. Hoffman
      Pages 674-674
    6. G. V. F. Seaman
      Pages 680-684
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 685-707

About this book


The principal purpose of a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Advanced Research Workshop, a part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Programme, is to: (a) exchange thoughts at the frontiers of knowledge or at the frontiers of two (or more) fields or sectors; (b) review and assess the state of the art; (c) formulate recommendations for future research directions; (d) formulate plans for large international scientific experiments. The aim of the ARW on "Microvascular, rheological, metabolic and heat-transfer aspects of the heart: relation to ischaemia and thrombosis", convened in Chateau de Bonas, July 4-11, 1982, was to describe functions and performance of the heart in an interdisciplin­ ary effort, involving cardiologists, pathologists, biochemists, haemorheologists, physiologists, pharmacologists and bioengineers; to explore interactions between such subfields as blood rheology, micro­ circulation and ischaemia of the myocardium, heat transfer, heat work and performance as a pump, effect of -metabolites and ion transfer, mechanism of sudden death, protein synthesis and protein molecular transformations. One of the purposes of the Convenor was to relate clinical haemorheology to the heart energetics and heart metabolism. This was only partly established, as difficulties of communications between different fields, difficulties of semantics and of specialized out­ looks could not be overcome within a -few days. Nevertheless, a gate was opened for communications interchange in the future. There was even a problem within each specialty, and as is rather common, quite diverse views have been expressed. This, of course, is quite normal in the progress of science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leopold Dintenfass
    • 1
  • Desmond G. Julian
    • 2
  • Geoffrey V. F. Seaman
    • 3
  1. 1.Sydney Hospital and Department of MedicineUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Freeman HospitalUniversity of NewcastleNewcastle-upon-TyneEngland
  3. 3.The Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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