Image for Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts, Richard E Klabunde PhD

Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts

Richard E. Klabunde, PhD


Also Visit

Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts textbook cover

Click here for information on Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts, 2nd edition, a textbook published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2012)

Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts textbook cover

Click here for information on Normal and Abnormal Blood Pressure, a textbook published by Richard E. Klabunde (2013)


Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts
Second Edition

Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012
ISBN: 9781451113846

The second edition of this popular textbook, authored by Dr. Klabunde, stresses the fundamental concepts of cardiovascular physiology. It was written to enable students to learn how the cardiovascular system functions in order to build a foundation for understanding cardiovascular disease, its diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, the textbook is particularly well-suited for first and second year medical students, as well as students in allied health sciences and health profession training programs (e.g., nursing, physician assistant, cardiac rehabilitation, paramedic, exercise physiology and sports medicine). The textbook seamlessly integrates classical biophysical and biochemical principles with modern cellular physiology. These principles are placed into a clinical context by incorporating numerous pathophysiological examples and clinical cases.

The textbook consists of nine chapters (256 pages, 139 illustrations). Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives. Chapters contain problems and clinical cases that reinforce physiologic principles. Each chapter concludes with a summary of key concepts followed by self-assessment questions in a multiple choice format with explanations.

The textbook chapter headings are listed below:

Chapter 1    Introduction to the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 2    Electrical Activity of the Heart
Chapter 3    Cellular Structure and Function
Chapter 4    Cardiac Function
Chapter 5    Vascular Function
Chapter 6    Neurohumoral Control of the Heart and Circulation
Chapter 7    Organ Blood Flow
Chapter 8    Exchange Function of the Microcirculation
Chapter 9    Cardiovascular Integration, Adaptation and Pathophysiology

This textbook can be purchased from by clicking on link at right, or directly from the publisher, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

I trust that this textbook will become your first choice for learning Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts.


Richard E. Klabunde, Ph.D.
September 2011

DISCLAIMER: These materials are for educational purposes only, and are not a source of medical decision-making advice.