Cardiac Dynamics

  • Jan Baan
  • Alexander C. Arntzenius
  • Edward L. Yellin

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Cardiac Muscle Mechanics: From the Fiber Down to the Sarcomere

  3. Cardiac Chamber Dynamics: From the Fiber up to the Myocardium

  4. Pump Function and Filling: Interaction with the Low Pressure System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Edward L. Yellin, Edmund H. Sonnenblick, Robert W. M. Frater
      Pages 145-158
    3. John V. Tyberg, Gregory A. Misbach, William W. Parmley, Stanton A. Glantz
      Pages 159-168
    4. P. Brun, C. Oddou, P. Dantan, J. P. Laporte, F. Laurent, P. Perrot
      Pages 169-181
    5. J. H. M. Nieuwenhuijs, D. J. Venderink
      Pages 183-190
    6. Robert M. Heethaar, Khaled El-Shuraydeh, Tjeerd Van Der Werf
      Pages 191-196
    7. K. P. Pfeiffer, T. Kenner, J. Schaefer
      Pages 209-216
    8. H. N. Mayrovitz, R. Castillo, R. Llamas, J. Raines
      Pages 217-227
  5. Pump Function and Ejection: Interaction with Systemic Load and Coronary Perfusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. D. L. Schultz, L. B. Tan, G. J. De Lee, B. Rajagopalan, G. W. Cherry, W. D. Gundel et al.
      Pages 231-247
    3. Bernd Wüsten, Wolfgang Schaper
      Pages 249-259
    4. Peter L. M. Kerkhof, Arjan D. Van Dijk, Tjong Aouw Jong, Jan Koops, Rudolf J. Moene, Jan Baan
      Pages 279-291
    5. Fumihiko Kajiya, Noritake Hoki, Michitoshi Inoue
      Pages 293-299
  6. Measuring Cardiac Performance: Aims and Validity of Invasive and Noninvasive Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. J. Yasha Kresh, Walter Welkowitz, Byoung G. Min, Sylvan Fich, Casimir A. Kulikowski
      Pages 355-368
    3. Harald Tillmanns, Wolfram H. Knapp, Klaus Von Olshausen, Helmuth C. Mehmel, Jürgen Doll, Wolfgang Kübler
      Pages 387-393
    4. Louis C. Sheppard, Bruce McA. Sayers, Wilfred F. Holdefer, H. Cecil CoGhlan
      Pages 395-404
    5. Samuel Meerbaum, H. L. Wyatt, Ming Heng, Julio Cobo, Eliot Corday
      Pages 405-415
    6. Neil B. Ingels Jr., Carol Mead, George T. Daughters II, Edward B. Stinson, Edwin L. Alderman
      Pages 417-431
    7. A. G. Dinaburg, W. H. Bancroft Jr., E. E. Eddleman Jr.
      Pages 433-440
  7. Energy Losses: Hemodynamics of Valves

About this book


Cardiac Dynamics is the name of a relatively young field of study, born from the fruitful interaction between branches of two different disciplines: medicine and physics. "Dynamics" is the branch of physics which deals with the action of forces on bodies or particles in motion or at rest. "Cardiac" relates to the clinical field of cardiology but also to cardiophysiology, both of which are specialized branches of medicine. Narrower than the well­ established field of Hemodynamics, Cardiac Dynamics is restricted to dynamic phenomena occurring in and around the heart. The mathematical treatment of such phenomena, however, is vastly more complex because of the intricate nature of the mechanisms involved in the cardiac action. Thus, whereas hemodynamics is concerned with predominantly passive (visco-) elastic structures - vessels - containing time-variant flow of viscous flui- blood -, the mechanical study of the heart requires additional con­ siderations such as: active elastic components representing the contractile mechanism of cardiac muscle, complex geometry and fiber structure in the myocardial wall, autoregulatory mechanisms, and intricate flow patterns associated with valve motion. Viewed in this light it is not surprising that attempts to describe ventricular pump function and to quantify contractile performance have not reached the level of sophistication which is common in e. g. arterial hemodynamics. For the same reason, many of the often simplified approaches to describe ventricular mechanics failed to stand up to more rigorous theoretical, experimental or clinical testing.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Baan
    • 1
  • Alexander C. Arntzenius
    • 1
  • Edward L. Yellin
    • 2
  1. 1.Leiden University HospitalLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8798-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8796-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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