Hemodynamics in Daily Practice

  • Erik Andries
  • Roland Stroobandt

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 111)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Walter J. Paulus, Erik Andries
    Pages 1-20
  3. Philip A. Poole-Wilson
    Pages 113-127
  4. Robert O. Bonow, Barry J. Maron, Martin B. Leon, Richard O. Cannon III, Stephen E. Epstein
    Pages 137-157
  5. J. Brachmann, C. Schmitt, T. Beyer, B. Waldecker, T. Hilbel, M. Schweizer et al.
    Pages 159-166
  6. Jos R. T. C. Roelandt, Folkert J. ten Cate, George R. Sutherland
    Pages 167-183
  7. H. F. J. Mannaerts, J. R. T. C. Roelandt, G. R. Sutherland, A. H. M. M. Balk, J. H. Smyllie
    Pages 185-209
  8. F. Wellens
    Pages 211-224
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 225-235

About this book


This book is an edited compilation of the scientific presentations given at a symposium on cardiovascular hemodynamics and the contemporary practice of cardiology which was organized in Malta, April 1989. The field of cardio­ vascular medicine has undergone an extraordinary explosion of knowledge regarding the basic biology of the heart and circulation in health and disease, as well as technologic innovations for probing and assessing cardiac geometry and physiology. This edition addresses such issues which are key problems in current management of patients with heart disease. For example, the classic notion that severe myocardial ischemia is invariably followd by either recovery of normal function or the progression to cell death has been challenged by experimental studies and clinical observations of patients undergoing throm­ bolysis and revascularization. This growing body of observations clearly indicates that the consequences of ischemia and reperfusion are much more complex and variable, and include several states of abnormal metabolism and contractile function which are distinct from either 'health' or 'death'. This book presents current issues of both consensus and controversy regarding the effects of myocardial ischemia and reperfusion, including irreversible cell loss (infarction), myocardial stunning, and myocardial hibernation. Particular attention is paid to the assessment and differentiation of such patients in the coronary care unit, catheterization suite, or following surgical revascula­ rization. Secondly, this book addresses the hemodynamic evaluation of the patient with valvular heart disease in today's cardiology practice.



Editors and affiliations

  • Erik Andries
    • 1
  • Roland Stroobandt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyO. L. V. HospitalAalstBelgium
  2. 2.Department of CardiologySt. Jozef HospitalOostendeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5698-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3820-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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