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Cardiac Physiology Review

  • Brian Feingold
  • Ricardo Munoz
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A basic understanding of cardiovascular physiology is fundamental to the comprehension of the conditions and pharmacological mechanisms described throughout this Handbook. With that goal in mind, this chapter provides an overview of cardiovascular physiology and highlights the unique aspects of the neonatal and pediatric heart. Although not intended to be an exhaustive review, this chapter should serve to familiarize the reader with concepts to be discussed in greater detail in later chapters. For those seeking further knowledge, a list of more comprehensive sources is provided at the conclusion of this chapter.

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Stroke Volume Right Ventricle Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Constrictive Pericarditis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Feingold
    • 1
  • Ricardo Munoz
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric CardiologyChildren's Hospital of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics and SurgeryChildren's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMCPittsburghUSA

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