386 pages | 71 Color Illus. | 14 B/W Illus.
The objective of this book is to illustrate in specific detail how cardiovascular mechanics stands as a common pillar supporting such different clinical successes as drugs for high blood pressure, prosthetic heart valves and coronary artery bypass grafting, among others. This information is conveyed through a comprehensive treatment of the overarching principles and theories that are behind mechanobiological processes, aortic and arterial mechanics, atherosclerosis, blood and microcirculation, hear valve mechanics, as well as medical devices and drugs.
Michel R. Labrosse is the founder of the Cardiovascular Mechanics Laboratory at the University of Ottawa, where he is a full professor within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has been an active researcher in academia along with being heavily associated with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He has authored or co-authored over 90 refereed communications, and supervised or co-supervised over 40 graduate students and post-docs.
Cardiovascular System:Anatomy and Physiology. Cells and Extra-Cellular Matrix Relationship. Soft Tissue Mechanics. Blood Flow Mechanics.Experimental Methods in Cardiovascular Mechanics. Computational Methods in Cardiovascular Mechanics. Cardiovascular Clinical Imaging. Assessment and Validaton Tools for Techniques,Simulations and Models.Cardiac Mechanics. Aortic and Arterial Mechanics.Blood and Microcirculation Mechanics. Aortic Valve Mechanics. Mitral Valve Mechanics.The Mechanical Changes Associated with Aging in the Cardiovascular System. Mechanical Aspcects of Cardiovascular Devices and Drugs.