Introduction.- The Cell.- Plasma Membrane and Cell Environment.- Ion Carries and Receptors.- Signaling Pathways.- Transport and Cell Motion.- Blood.- Heart Wall.- Vessel Wall.- Endothelium.- Tissue Growth, Repair and Remodeling. Concluding Remarks. A) Endocrine System and Hormones. B) Coagulation Factors. C) Basic Mechanics. D) Numerical Simulations.
This authoritative work presents the basic knowledge and state-of-the-art techniques necessary to carry out investigations of the cardiovascular system using modeling and simulation. The book provides a survey of relevant cell components and processes, with detailed coverage of the electrical and mechanical behaviors of vascular cells, tissues, and organs. Biological and mechanical glossaries are provided.
Multidisciplinary approach starting from the description of accumulated knowledge on the biology of the cardiovascular system to the numerical simulation of flows in the vasculature, incorporating rheology and mechanical data
Applications of modeling and simulations on health problems as well as therapeutic strategies
State of the art in applied mathematics to physiological flows
Biological and mechanical glossaries for easy reading