Practical Methods in Cardiovascular Research

  • Stefan Dhein
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr
  • Mario Delmar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. In-Vivo Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Models of Cardiovascular Disease

      1. Cris W. Ullmann
        Pages 26-36
      2. Kai Zacharowski, Thomas Hohlfeld, Ulrich K.M. Decking
        Pages 37-57
      3. Nicolas Doll, Heike Aupperle, Fabian Stahl, Thomas Walther
        Pages 58-71
      4. Thomas Walther, Volkmar Falk
        Pages 72-82
      5. Volkmar Falk, Jens Garbade, Thomas Walther
        Pages 83-110
      6. Ulrich Schotten, Yuri Blaauw, Maurits Allessie
        Pages 129-149
  3. In-Vitro Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Isolated Organs

      1. Stefan Dhein
        Pages 155-172
      2. Marc W. Merx, Jürgen Schrader
        Pages 173-189
      3. Stefan Dhein
        Pages 190-197
      4. Rudolf Schubert
        Pages 198-211
    3. Electrophysiological Techniques

      1. Hans Reiner Polder, Martin Weskamp, Klaus Linz, Rainer Meyer
        Pages 272-323
      2. Uta C. Hoppe, Mathias C. Brandt, Guido Michels, Michael Lindner
        Pages 324-354

About this book


Cardiovascular disease is among the most common causes of death in Western industrialized countries. Although a number of diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities exist today, many problems remain unsolved. This implies the urgent need for future cardiovascular research. Practical Methods in Cardiovascular Research gives an overview of a number of available techniques most often used in cardiovascular sciences, expecially for investigators coming from other fields of research.

The emphasis of the book is placed firmly on practical aspects of cardiovascular research. Divided into three sections, the book presents techniques for in vivo, in vitro and molecular level experimentation techniques. Within each chapter, general aspects of cardiovascular research are well presented in addition to detailed descriptions of methods, protocols and practical examples. Written by leading scientists in their field, chapters cover classical methods such as the Langendorff heart or working heart models as well as numerous new techniques and methods. Readers will benefit from the troubleshooting guide in each chapter, and the extensive reference lists for advanced reading.

Practical Methods in Cardiovascular Research is a book that will be welcomed by workers in all fields of cardiovascular science, cardiovascular researchers, cardiologists and physiologists alike as an indispensable laboratory companion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Dhein
    • 1
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr
    • 1
  • Mario Delmar
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik für HerzchirurgieUniversität Leipzig, HerzzentrumLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of PharmacologySUNY Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-40763-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26574-0
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