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.
Anatomical Principles (Robert J. Tomanek and Raymond B. Runyan). Biochemical Principles of Cardiac Toxicology (Mark Toraason). Physiological Principles of Cardiac Toxicology (Nicholas Sperelakis). Ultrastructure and Histology of the Heart and the Cardiovascular System in Toxic Injury (Wolfgang J. Mergner and Raymond T. Jones). Cardiotoxicity of Foodstuffs (Harold Seifreid and Harry Salem). Cardiac Toxicology of Digitalis (Richard H. Kennedy and Ernst Seifen). The Cardiac Toxicology of Organophosphorus Agents (Steven I. Baskin and Michael P. Whitmer). The Cardiotoxicology of Marine Animals (Shirley E. Freeman). Cardiotoxicity of Emetine and Analogs (Paul M. Stephen). Cardiotoxicity of Naturally Occurring Catecholamines (Robin W. Rockhold). The Cardiac Effects of Cyanide (Steven I. Baskin). Vascular Toxicology (Joseph P. Hanig). Cardiac Toxicology of Solvents (Samir Zakhari and Harry Salem). Cardiotoxicity of Trace Metals (Roya Katz, Sidney A. Katz and Harry Salem). Cardiac Toxicology of Cardiac Depressants (Flavia Franconi and Paola Failli). Doxorubicin Cardiotoxicity (James Luce and Charles F. Curran). The Cardiac Toxicity of Carbon Monoxide (David G. Penney). Overview of Morphologic Changes Induced by the Toxic Effects of Drugs on the Cardiovascular System (Eugene H. Herman and Victor J. Ferrans).
704 pp., 50 illus., 6x9, 1991, ISBN 0-8493-8809-0.