Cardiac Electrophysiology, Circulation, and Transport

  • Samuel Sideman
  • Rafael Beyar
  • André G. Kléber

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 121)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Modeling of Electrical Activity and Propagation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert Plonsey, Adriaan van Oosterom
      Pages 3-11
    3. Dan Adam, Samuel Sideman
      Pages 13-28
    4. Frans J. L. van Capelle, Michiel J. Janse
      Pages 29-35
    5. Adam E. Saltman, James Coromilas, Bernd Waldecker, Stephen M. Dillon, Andrew L. Wit
      Pages 37-46
    6. Yoram Rudy, Weilun Quan
      Pages 63-72
  3. Propagation of the Cardiac Impulse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Lucas V. A. Boersma, Josep Brugada, Charles J. H. J. Kirchhof, Maurits A. Allessie
      Pages 101-108
    3. Ary L. Goldberger
      Pages 125-134
  4. Cell Physiology and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Harry A. Fozzard
      Pages 137-144
    3. Qi-Yi Liu, Harold C. Strauss
      Pages 145-153
    4. Per Arlock, Bjorn Wohlfart, Mark I. M. Noble
      Pages 155-168
    5. Michael R. Rosen, Susan F. Steinberg, Gabriella Malfatto, Tove S. Rosen
      Pages 169-178
    6. Arnold M. Katz
      Pages 179-183
    7. Hideo Kusuoka, William C. Rose, Eduardo Marban
      Pages 185-193
    8. Gerald H. Pollack
      Pages 215-225
  5. Myocardial Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Pieter Sipkema, Nicolaas Westerhof
      Pages 229-236
    3. Nicolaas Westerhof
      Pages 237-243
    4. Rafael Beyar, Reuven Kamminker, Dan Manor, Riva ben Ari, Samuel Sideman
      Pages 245-258
  6. Circulation and Coronary Flow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Walter Welkowitz, Metin Akay, Jin-zhao Wang, John Semmlow, John Kostis
      Pages 261-272
    3. James B. Bassingthwaighte, James H. Caldwell, Gary Raymond, Keith Kroll, Gary V. Martin
      Pages 281-293
    4. Luc H. E. H. Snoeckx, Will A. Coumans, Ger J. van der Vusse, Robert S. Reneman
      Pages 295-306
    5. Olga Hudlicka, Margaret D. Brown
      Pages 307-316
  7. Myocardial Metabolism and Energetics

  8. General Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Samuel Sideman, Rafael Beyar
      Pages 365-374
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 375-387

About this book


The cardiac system represents one of the most exciting challenges to human ingenuity. Critical to our survival, it consists of a tantalizing array of interacting phenomena, from ionic microscopic transport, membrane channels and receptors through cellular metabolism, energy production to fiber mechanics, microcirculation, electrical activation to the global, clinically observed, function, which is measured by pressure, volume, coronary flow, heart rate, shape changes and responds to imposed loads and pharmaceutical challenges. It is a complex interdisciplinary system requiring the joint efforts of the life sciences, the exact sciences, engineering and technology to understand and control the pathologies involved. The Henry Goldberg Workshops were set up to address these challenges. Briefly, our goals are: 1. To foster interdisciplinary interaction between scientists from different areas of cardiology, identify missing links, and catalyze new questions. 2. To relate micro scale cellular phenomena to the global, clinically manifested cardiac function. 3. To relate conceptual modeling and quantitative analysis to experimental and clinical data. 4. To encourage international cooperation so as to disperse medical and technological know how and lead to better understanding of the cardiac system. Today we celebrate the 7th birthday of a dream come true; a dream to bring together the diversified expertise in the various fields of science, engineering and medicine, to relate to the numerous interactive parameters and disciplines involved in the performance of the heart.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Sideman
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Rafael Beyar
    • 1
    • 2
  • André G. Kléber
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringThe Julius Silver InstituteHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Cardiac System Research CenterTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical EngineeringRutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA
  4. 4.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6737-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3894-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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