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Pulse Waves

How Vascular Hemodynamics Affects Blood Pressure

Authors: Salvi, Paolo

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  • Summarizes the hemodynamics of hypertension and its implications for treatment
  • Describes the elements that define blood pressure and explains important concepts
  • Answers key questions on arterial hypertension faced during everyday clinical practice
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This new, revised and updated edition takes into account the most recent advances in the understanding of human pathophysiology. The book presents the complex basic principles of vascular hemodynamics and its pathophysiologie in a direct and effective way, stressing the importance of the mechanical properties of large arteries in the origin of blood pressure. The readily understandable text, supported by helpful images, describes the elements that define blood pressure and explains such important concepts as pulse wave velocity, central blood pressure, reflected waves, and pulse pressure amplification. Entirely new chapters are included on the sympathetic nervous system and arterial stiffness and on the role played by arterial stiffness in influencing blood pressure variability. The book will enable the physician to answer some of the key questions encountered when addressing the problem of arterial hypertension in everyday clinical practice: How is blood pressure generated? How should blood pressure values be interpreted? Is systolic blood pressure of greater importance than diastolic blood pressure?

About the authors

Paolo Salvi, MD, PhD, is a specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He was Associate Professor in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Biology of Aging at Henri Poincaré University of Nancy (France) from 2007 to 2010. At present he is a researcher at the Istituto Auxologico Italiano in Milan, and adjunct professor in Cardiology at University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan (Italy).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40501-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40499-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82119-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pulse Waves
Book Subtitle
How Vascular Hemodynamics Affects Blood Pressure
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40501-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40501-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40499-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82119-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 217
Number of Illustrations
97 b/w illustrations, 103 illustrations in colour
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