Interactive Phenomena in the Cardiac System

  • Samuel Sideman
  • Rafael Beyar

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 346)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Cell to Organ: Electromechanical Activation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter H. Backx, Wei Dong Gao, Michelle D. Azan-Backx, Eduardo Marban
      Pages 3-10
    3. Yusheng Qu, Donald L. Campbell, Herbert H. Himmel, Harold C. Strauss
      Pages 11-18
    4. David G. Allen, Simeon P. Cairns, Stuart E. Turvey, John A. Lee
      Pages 19-29
    5. Avril V. Somlyo, Andrew P. Somlyo
      Pages 31-38
    6. Lincoln E. Ford
      Pages 39-49
    7. Stanislas U. Sys, Luc J. Andries, Thierry C. Gillebert, Dirk L. Brutsaert
      Pages 51-58
    8. Amir Landesberg, Samuel Sideman
      Pages 59-77
    9. Gerd Hasenfuss, Burkert Pieske, Christian Holubarsch, Norman R. Alpert, Hanjörg Just
      Pages 91-100
  3. Mechanics and Microcirculation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Henry R. Halperin, Joshua E. Tsitlik, Barry K. Rayburn, Jon R. Resar, Julie Z. Livingston, Frank C. P. Yin
      Pages 103-112
    3. Rafael Beyar, Dan Manor, Samuel Sideman
      Pages 125-136
    4. Gadi Fibich, Yoram Lanir, Nadav Liron, Mark Abovsky
      Pages 137-150
  4. Microstructure: Mechanics and Microcirculation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Robert E. Mates, Robert M. Judd
      Pages 153-161
    3. Fumihiko Kajiya, Toyotaka Yada, Akihiro Kimura, Osamu Hiramatsu, Masami Goto, Yasuo Ogasawara et al.
      Pages 173-180
    4. Christopher J. H. Jones, Lih Kuo, Michael J. Davis, William M. Chilian
      Pages 181-188
  5. Microcirculation and Metabolic Transport

  6. Remodeling of Muscle and Vessels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Frits W. Prinzen, Tammo Delhaas, Theo Arts, Robert S. Reneman
      Pages 257-264
    3. Gary F. Mitchell, Gervasio A. Lamas, Marc A. Pfeffer
      Pages 265-276
    4. Yoseph Rozenman, Chaim Lotan, Dan Gilon, Morris Mosseri, Dan Sapoznikov, Sima Welber et al.
      Pages 277-282
    5. Jo G. R. de Mey, Harry Van Der Heijden, Ger Janssen, Gregorio Fazzi
      Pages 283-290
    6. Joseph S. Janicki, Beatriz B. Matsubara, Ameer Kabour
      Pages 291-298
  7. Cardiac Function and Circulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. John V. Tyberg, Nairne W. Scott-Douglas, Yudi Wang, Dante E. Manyari
      Pages 313-317
    3. Nicolaas Westerhof, Gijs Elzinga
      Pages 319-323
  8. Integrated Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Metin Akay, Giora Landesberg, Walter Welkowitz, Yasemin M. Akay, Dan Sapoznikov
      Pages 365-372
    3. Richard S. Chadwick, Annabelle Azancot-Benisty, Jacques Ohayon, Yuho Ito
      Pages 373-381
    4. Theo Arts, William C. Hunter, Andrew S. Douglas, Arno M. M. Muijtjens, Jan W. Corsel, Robert S. Reneman
      Pages 383-392
    5. Dan R. Adam, Kenneth M. Kempner, Mark A. Vivino, Eben E. Tucker, Michael Jones
      Pages 393-399
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 401-427

About this book


The cardiac system represents one of the most exciting challenges to human ingenuity. Critical to our survival, it consists of a tantalizing array of interacting phenomena, from ionic transport, membrane channels and receptors through cellular metabolism, energy production to fiber mechanics, microcirculation, electrical activation to the global, clinically observed, function, which is measured by pressure, volume, coronary flow, heart rate, shape changes and responds to imposed loads and pharmaceutical challenges. It is a complex interdisciplinary system requiring the joint efforts of the life sciences, the exact sciences, engineering and technology to understand and control the pathologies involved. The Henry Goldberg Workshops were set up to address these multivariable, multidisciplinary challenges. Briefly, our goals are: To encourage international cooperation and foster interdisciplinary interaction between scientists from the different areas of cardiology; to relate microscale cellular phenomena to the global, clinically manifested cardiac function; to relate conceptual modeling and quantitative analysis to experimental and clinical data; to gain an integrated view of the various interacting parameters, identify missing links, catalyze new questions, and lead to better understanding of the cardiac system. The outstanding success of past workshops has encouraged their continuation. The first Henry Goldberg Workshop, held in Haifa in 1984, introduced the concept of interaction between mechanics, electrical activation, perfusion and metabolism, emphasizing imaging in the clinical environment. The second Workshop, in 1985, discussed the same parameters with a slant towards the control aspects.


circulation imaging mechanics membrane metabolism system

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Sideman
    • 1
  • Rafael Beyar
    • 1
  1. 1.Technion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6280-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2946-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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