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Dr. Arnold Katz's internationally acclaimed classic, Physiology of the Heart, is now in its thoroughly revised Fifth Edition, incorporating the latest molecular biology research and extensively exploring the clinical applications of these findings. In the single authored, expert voice that is this book's unique strength, Dr. Katz provides a comprehensive overview of the physiological and biophysical basis of cardiac function, beginning with structure and proceeding to biochemistry, biophysics, and pathophysiology in arrhythmias, ischemia, and heart failure. Emphasis is on the interrelationships of basic processes among the cell, cardiac muscle function, and the biophysics of contractile and electrical behavior. This edition includes new material on cell signaling and molecular biology.
Part One: STRUCTURE, BIOCHEMISTRY, AND BIOPHYSICS 1: Structure of the Heart and Cardiac Muscle 2: Energetics and Energy Production 3: Energy Utilization (Work and Heat) 4: The Contractile Proteins 5: The Cytoskeleton 6: Active State, Length-Tension Relationship, and Cardiac Mechanics 7: Excitation-Contraction Coupling: Extracellular and Intracellular Calcium Cycles Part Two: SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION AND REGULATION 8: Signal Transduction: Functional Signaling 9: Signal Transduction: Proliferative Signaling 10: Regulation of Cardiac Muscle Performance: Functional and Proliferative Mechanisms Part Three: NORMAL PHYSIOLOGY 11: The Heart as a Muscular Pump 12: The Working Heart 13: Cardiac Ion Channels 14: The Cardiac Action Potential Part Four: CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGY 15: The Electrocardiogram 16: Arrhythmias 17: The Ischemic Heart 18: Heart Failure