Chapter 3. Normal Hemodynamics

  1. George A. Stouffer MD
  1. Alison Keenon,
  2. Eron D. Crouch,
  3. James E. Faber and
  4. George A. Stouffer

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692608.ch3

Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician

Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician

How to Cite

Keenon, A., Crouch, E. D., Faber, J. E. and Stouffer, G. A. (2008) Normal Hemodynamics, in Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician (ed G. A. Stouffer), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692608.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169172

Online ISBN: 9780470692608

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Keywords:

  • hemodynamics;
  • ventricular contraction;
  • ventricular filling;
  • cardiac cycle;
  • diastolic dysfunction

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cardiac chambers

  • Left atrial pressure (pulmonary capillary wedge pressure)

  • Left ventricular function

  • Measurement of left ventricular preload

  • Pressurevolume loops

  • Indices of contractility

  • Respiratory variation