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Mcdonald's Blood Flow in Arteries: Theoretical, Experimental and Clinical Principles [Hardcover]

W Nichols , M F O'Rourke
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January 15, 1998 0340646144 978-0340646144 4
This is the classic account of haemodynamics, giving a firm theoretical basis to understanding blood flow in normal and disease conditions. "Blood Flow in Arteries" explains the relationship between pulsatile pressure and flow in the arteries using a mathematical model of fluid flow principles. Often a difficult subject for clinicians, understanding the basic principles and how they apply in clinical situations is essential for dicision making in vascular disease, and in the development of new technologies (eg. minimally invasive therapies, stents) to deal with cardiovascular problems.


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"With this new edition, this classic text should continue as the standard reference in the field of arterial hemodynamics. There are several excellent new chapters on various disease processes and techniques for the measurement of arterial function. These chapters significantly add to the value of the new edition to cardiologists and basic researchers."--Doody's Journal

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Wilmer W. Nichols, PhD, FACC, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, USA Michael F. O'Rourke, MD, FACC, FRCP, Director of Coronary Care, St. Vincent's Hospital, Unversity of New South Wales, Australia

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  • Hardcover: 564 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 4 edition (January 15, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340646144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340646144
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,774,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing...and probably over your head April 12, 2007
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This book is an amazing reference. It is a hardcore scientific look at the flow of blood through arteries. It's about time this edition was released, because the last edition is more than ten years old. The book is separated into chapters that are really monographs on their respective subjects. The authors do an excellent job of giving a bird's eye view of each topic and then go into far more detail than most people will be able to understand (myself included). But don't let that scare you away from the book. Even if you don't understand all the physics and thermodynamics, you can still grasp the principles.

If you have read any of the authors' journal articles, you know that their view of arterial bloodflow is much deeper than the mainstream medical community. This book explains the prevailing thought and then shows the shortcomings of conventional wisdom and presents the research that leads to a deeper understanding. Please do not think that this makes the book controversial. It is simply that most education on vascular physiology is nowhere near this deep or comprehensive. This is not truly a textbook. It is the ultimate reference for arterial bloodflow. Every serious student of the heart or vascular physiology should have this book in their library, and every researcher should have it on their shelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Explanation of health problems December 6, 2013
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Some of the material is more scientific and staticistical than I understand, but my heart problem and high pretension are explained. Also facts about nutrition and causes of health problems were identified very emphatically
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the One June 25, 2013
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THE BOOK on circulation in arteries -- thorough, clear, up-to-date, and complete; continues the tradition set by the earlier editions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy April 10, 2012
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I was delighted to obtain this book at a quarter of the RRP.The book was in great condition and I highly recommended this to others.
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