A sound knowledge of cardiovascular physiology is fundamental to understanding cardiovascular disease, exercise performance and may other aspects of human physiology. Cardiovascular physiology is a major component of all undergraduate courses in physiology, biomedical science and medicine, and this popular introduction to the subject is intended primarily for these students. A key feature of this sixth edition is how state-of-the-art technology is applied to understanding cardiovascular function in health and disease. Thus the text is also well suited to graduate study programmes in medicine and physiological sciences.

chapter 1|14 pages

Overview of the cardiovascular system

chapter 2|13 pages

The cardiac cycle

chapter 5|20 pages

Electrocardiography and arrhythmias

chapter 9|21 pages


chapter 10|19 pages

The microcirculation and solute exchange

chapter 13|16 pages

Control of blood vessels: intrinsic control

chapter 15|27 pages

Specialization in individual circulations

chapter 17|17 pages

Co-ordinated cardiovascular responses