26: Pulmonary hypertension

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CHAPTER 26Pulmonary hypertension Lisa J. Rose‐Jones, Daniel Fox, David P. McLaughlin and George A. Stouffer The normal pulmonary circulation consists of the pulmonary arteries, which receive deoxygenated blood from the…

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19: Cardiac tamponade

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CHAPTER 19Cardiac tamponade Siva B. Mohan and George A. Stouffer The pericardium is a fibroserous sac consisting of two parts: (a) a strong external layer composed of tough fibrous tissue,…

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15: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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CHAPTER 15Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Jayadeep S. Varanasi and George A. Stouffer Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the name given to a heterogeneous family of disorders characterized by genetic defects involving myocyte sarcomeric…

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4: Arterial pressure

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CHAPTER 4Arterial pressure George A. Stouffer Arterial blood pressure is one of the most fundamental measurements in hemodynamics. Because of the need to quantify pressure levels, emphasis is placed on…

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10: Mitral stenosis

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CHAPTER 10Mitral stenosis Robert V. Kelly, Chadwick Huggins and George A. Stouffer The cross‐sectional area of the mitral valve is 4–6 cm2 in healthy adults. Mitral stenosis (MS) occurs when this…

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18: Constrictive pericarditis

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CHAPTER 18Constrictive pericarditis David P. McLaughlin and George A. Stouffer The pericardium is a two‐layered sac that encircles the heart. The visceral pericardium is a mesothelial monolayer that is adherent…

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23: Coronary hemodynamics

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CHAPTER 23Coronary hemodynamics David P. McLaughlin, Samuel S. Wu and George A. Stouffer Basic principles of coronary blood flow The coronary arteries are the first vessels to branch off the…

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