Cardiovascular Biomechanics

by Peter R. Hoskins, Patricia V. Lawford, Barry J. Doyle

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Book Description

This book provides a balanced presentation of the fundamental principles of cardiovascular biomechanics research, as well as its valuable clinical applications. Pursuing an integrated approach at the interface of the life sciences, physics and engineering, it also includes extensive images to explain the concepts discussed.

Cardiovascular biomechanics encompasses the relationship between the mechanics of the cardiovascular system and biological function in health and disease, and it is increasingly recognised that normal function and diseases involve a complex interplay between biology and mechanical forces. With a focus on explaining the underlying principles, this book examines the physiology and mechanics of circulation, mechanobiology and the biomechanics of different components of the cardiovascular system, in-vivo techniques, in-vitro techniques, and the medical applications of this research.

Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students and including sample problems at the end of each chapter, this interdisciplinary text provides an essential introduction to the topic. It is also an ideal reference text for researchers and clinical practitioners, and will benefit a wide range of students and researchers including engineers, physicists, biologists and clinicians who are interested in the area of cardiovascular biomechanics.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Cardiovascular Biomechanics ebook for free in PDF format (9.0 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Medical
Publisher
Springer
Published
2017
Pages
462
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319464053
ISBN10
3319464051
ISBN13 Digital
9783319464077
ISBN10 Digital
3319464078
PDF Size
9.0 MB
License
CC BY

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