Physiology and Pharmacology of the Transplanted Heart

  • A. R. Horak


The primary function of the heart is to deliver oxygenated blood to the tissues of the body in accordance with their metabolic requirements. When alterations in metabolic demands occur, the response of the heart and peripheral circulation is integrated by a number of intrinsic and extrinsic control mechanisms which ensure a controlled, appropriate response to the altered stress1–3.


Transplant Recipient Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Cardiac Transplantation Isometric Exercise Donor Heart 
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