What chemicals are poisonous to the heart and why are they toxic?
Find out by reading Principles of Cardiac Toxicology. Certain chemicals can produce toxicity by interacting with elements of the cardiovascular system. This book presents the anatomical, physiological, biochemical, and pathological basis for this interaction and describes the classes of chemicals known to produce cardiovascular toxicity. Characteristics of potential antidotes are also discussed. Clinicians and researchers will discover that this volume is an essential guide to understanding factors that could contribute to cardiovascular health and disease. Cardiologists, emergency room physicians, intensive care nurses, consulting pharmacists, and basic medical scientists will also benefit from this comprehensive work.
Table of Contents
1. Anatomical Principles 2. Biochemical Principles of Cardiac Toxicology 3. Physiological Principles of Cardiac Toxicology 4. Ultrastructure and Histology of the Heart and the Cardiovascular System in Toxic Injury 5. Cardiotoxicity of Foodstuffs 6. Cardiac Toxicology of Digitalis 7. The Cardiac Toxicology of Organophosphorus Agents 8. The Cardiotoxicology of Marine Animals 9. Cardiotoxicity of Emetine and Analogs 10. Cardiotoxicity of Naturally Occurring Catecholamines 11. The Cardiac Effects of Cyanide 12. Vascular Toxicology 13. Cardiac Toxicology of Solvents 14. Cardiotoxicity of Trace Metals 15. Cardiac Toxicology of Cardiac Depressants 16. Doxorubicin Cardiotoxicity 17. The Cardiac Toxicity of Carbon Monoxide 18. Overview of Morphologic Changes Induced by the Toxic Effects of Drugs on the Cardiovascular System
Baskin, Steven I.