From the reviews of the second edition:
“This is a quick reference on the concepts of hemodynamics and their clinical relevance. … The book is written for students and research personnel who seek a conceptual understanding of cardiovascular hemodynamics. Concise chapters with simplified diagrams and graphs provide clear descriptions of the principles of hemodynamics. … A reference list ends each chapter. This well-written reference meets the needs of its audience. The authors have effectively presented a complex subject in a concise book, in an easy to understand, user-friendly format.” (Dharmendrakumar A. Patel, Doody’s Review Service, December, 2010)
From the Back Cover
Hemodynamics make it possible to characterize in a quantitative way, the function of the heart and arterial system, thereby producing information about which genetic and molecular processes, and which abnormalities, are of importance for understanding cardiovascular mechanisms in health and disease. Snapshots of Hemodynamics: An Aid for Clinical Research and Graduate Education, Second Edition by Nico Westerhof, Nikos Stergiopulos and Mark I.M. Noble is a quick reference guide designed to help basic and clinical researchers as well as graduate students to understand hemodynamics. The layout of the book provides short and independent chapters with teaching diagrams as well as clear descriptions of the essentials of basic and applied principles of hemodynamics. References are provided at the end of each chapter for further reading and reference. Nico Westerhof, PhD is affiliated with the Laboratory for Physiology at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Nikos Stergiopulos, PhD is affiliated with the Laboratory of Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular Technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mark IM Noble, DSc, MD, PhD is affiliated with Cardiovascular Medicine at Aberdeen University, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Aberdeen Scotland.