Cardiac Output and Regional Flow in Health and Disease

  • Abdul-Majeed Salmasi
  • Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 138)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Technical considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William J. Corin, William P. Santamore
      Pages 3-29
    3. Harry G. Zegel, Louis J. Brisson, Nancy M. Sherwin
      Pages 47-61
    4. Jaekyeong Heo, Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian
      Pages 63-76
    5. Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian
      Pages 77-78
    6. Abdul-Majeed Salmasi
      Pages 79-81
  3. Cardiac output: physiological considerations. Cardiac output in normal subjects at rest and during exercise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Abdul-Majeed Salmasi
      Pages 85-88
    3. Abdul-Majeed Salmasi
      Pages 91-96
    4. Abdul-Majeed Salmasi
      Pages 97-105
    5. Michael W. Rampling
      Pages 107-124
  4. Cardiac output in cardiac disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Abdul-Majeed Salmasi
      Pages 127-135
    3. J. David Ogilby, Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian
      Pages 137-152
    4. Mariell Jessup
      Pages 153-168
    5. Abdul-Majeed Salmasi
      Pages 169-173
  5. Cardiac output in the critically ill patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Gary J. Vigilante
      Pages 213-221
  6. Cardiac output: effect of intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. John G. F. Cleland, David P. Moore
      Pages 225-250
    3. Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian
      Pages 251-259
    4. Walter R. Hepp, Leonard N. Horowitz
      Pages 261-271
    5. Thach N. Nguyen, J. David Ogilby, Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian
      Pages 273-285
    6. Jeffrey J. Schwartz
      Pages 287-305
  7. Fetal circulation and cardiac output during pregnancy and in neonates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Kypros H. Nicolaides, J. Guy Thorpe-Beeston
      Pages 309-324
    3. J. Guy Thorpe-Beeston, Kypros H. Nicolaides
      Pages 325-347
    4. Mark Drayton
      Pages 349-364
  8. Cardiac output in non-cardiac diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Hope Beth Helfeld, Bernard L. Segal
      Pages 367-381
  9. Regional circulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409
    2. William P. Santamore, William J. Corin
      Pages 411-431
    3. Ibrahim Sukkar
      Pages 433-467
    4. Thierry H. Lejemtel, Stuart D. Katz
      Pages 469-478
    5. Richard E. Lee, Munther I. Aldoori
      Pages 479-504
    6. Richard E. Lee, Jonathan D. Beard, Munther I. Aldoori
      Pages 505-522
    7. Munther I. Aldoori, Richard E. Lee
      Pages 523-547
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 549-560

About this book


Cardiac output has always been a subject of interest to both clinicians and researchers in different branches of medicine and surgery. In the last decade more attention has also been paid to its application in pediatrics, neonatology, fetal medicine and pregnancy. Better understanding of the peripheral circulation has provided more insight into the patholophysiology of different diseases. Many cardiac and non-cardiac disorders affect cardiac outputs. Monitoring of the changes in cardiac output is also important in the acutely ill patient. There are several methods to measure cardiac output, each with advantages and pitfalls.
This book deals with all relevant aspects of cardiac output in eight parts: part one describes the methods of measuring cardiac output and a comparison between the catheterisation based and the noninvasive techniques, while part two describes the changes in cardiac output due to physiological causes. Part three describes cardiac output in cardiac diseases and systemic hypertension. Cardiac output in acutely ill patients is discussed in part four. Effect of cardiac medications, temporary atrial pacing, permanent pacing, pharmacologic stress testing and anesthesia are covered in detail in part six, while changes in cardiac output in noncardiac diseases are described in part seven. Finally great attention has been paid in part eight to the regional circulation including cerebral, coronary, skeletal and splanchnic circulations. A separate chapter discusses in detail the dynamics of blood flow.
This book will be useful both to the cardiologists as well as to physicians in other fields of surgery and medicine and to their trainees. Readers will find this book an interesting and a useful reference on the topic of cardiac output.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Abdul-Majeed Salmasi
    • 1
  • Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyCentral Middlesex HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Presbyterian Medical CenterPhiladelphia Heart InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4816-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1848-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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