Microcirculation of the Heart

Theoretical and Clinical Problems

  • Harald Tillmanns
  • Wolfgang Kübler
  • Horst Zebe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Physiological, Biochemical and Morphological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. G. Caro, M. J. Lever
      Pages 3-14
    3. W. F. M. Fulton
      Pages 15-25
    4. P. Gaehtgens, K.-E. Arfors, W. Schneider, H. J. Reimers
      Pages 26-38
    5. R. M. Berne, I. Thompson, L. Miller, H. Foley, P. Watkinson, R. Rubio et al.
      Pages 39-86
    6. R. B. Jennings, R. A. Kloner, C. E. Ganote, H. K. Hawkins, K. A. Reimer, H. Leinberger et al.
      Pages 87-118
    7. D. W. Lübbers, J. R. Neely, T. C. Vary, A. J. Liedtke, R. Bünger, B. Permanetter et al.
      Pages 119-138
  3. Clinical Implication of Disturbances in Coronary Microcirculation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. S. M. Factor, E. S. Kirk, D. J. Hearse, D. M. Yellon
      Pages 141-163
    3. D. McCall, L. J. Zimmer, A. M. Katz, H. R. Schelbert, M. E. Phelps, P. R. Lichtlen et al.
      Pages 165-228
  4. Clinical Manifestations in Disturbance of Coronary Microcirculation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. G. Rahlf, H. N. Neufeld, A. Schneeweiss, E. Lehrer, Y. Lieberman, M. Tauchert et al.
      Pages 231-282
    3. E. G. Weihe, D. Opherk, U. Ryan, G. Mall, H. Zebe, W. Kübler et al.
      Pages 283-302
  5. Therapeutic Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. H. Tillmanns, M. Steinhausen, H. Leinberger, H. Thederan, W. Kübler, J. R. Parratt
      Pages 305-324
    3. H. Schmid-Schönbein, K. Messmer, L. Chaussy, W. J. Stelter, W. Stippig
      Pages 325-346
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 347-353

About this book


Microcirculation is a rather new field which has been of predominant interest to basic scientists, linking togeth~r technical, hemodynamic, and biochemical aspects. The fmdings elaborated, however, are not only of theoretical interest, but bear in addition great clinical implications. In clinical cardiology this became quite evident by the use of tracers in order to study myocardial perfuSion and by the deSCription of certain clinical entities - such as angina with normal coro­ nary arteries - which are best explained by "disturbed microcirculation". With respect to this new developing theoretical and clinical field of cardiac microcirculation it was the aim of the Microcirculation Working Group of the European Society of Cardiology to have a symposium on which all different but clinically relevant aspects of cardiac microcirculation will be covered. This symposium, held in Heidelberg in January 1980, was planned not only for the exchange of concepts and ideas, but was expected to be in addition partially a teaching session; the basic scientists should be directed toward a better under­ standing of the clinical problems, and the clinicians should learn more about the basic mechanisms regulating substrate and ion exchange in such an impor­ tant organ as the heart, and furthermore the theoretical limitations of some of the diagnostic and therapeutical procedures should be taught. Without a lot of help we would never have succeeded in organizing the sym­ posium and editing its results.


Koronararterie Koronarerkrankung Mikrozirkulation Mikrozirkulationsstörung angina pectoris arteries cardiology circulation coronary artery disease electrocardiogram (ECG) heart hemodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Harald Tillmanns
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Kübler
    • 1
  • Horst Zebe
    • 2
  1. 1.Abt. Innere Medizin III, KardiologieMed. Univ.-KlinikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Kurklinik FürstenhofBad WildungenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-11346-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68485-2
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