Welcome to Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts
This site is a web-based resource of cardiovascular physiology concepts that has been written for students, teachers, and health professionals. The materials contained in this web site focus on physiological concepts that serve as the basis of cardiovascular disease. Anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, biochemistry, etc. are not included except where material from these disciplines might help to explain a physiological concept. Therefore, the student should consult other reference sources for more detailed information related to those disciplines.
The contents of this site can be entered by several different routes. A search can be conducted on individual words or phrases, keywords found in the glossary can be used to link to specific topics, a clinical-based content outline provides an organizational structure for the content, and tutorials can be used as a guide to learning topics similar to how it would be presented in a course on cardiovascular physiology.
This web site provides abbreviated content of some of the material found in the textbook by the same author and title (Klabunde, R.E., Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts), which was published in its second edition by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2012). The printed textbook provides many more figures and tables, along with more detailed explanations of cardiovascular concepts, including details on topics not covered by this web site. More information on this textbook can be found by clicking on the book cover to the left.
Richard E. Klabunde, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine