Chapter 1. Comparative evolution and design in non-vertebrate cardiovascular systems B.R. McMahonChapter 2. The teleost heart: A morphological approachJosé M. IcardoChapter 3. Fish Heart Growth and Function: From Gross Morphology to Cell Signalling and BackB. Tota and F. GarofaloChapter 4. A perspective on the evolution of the coronary circulation in fishes and the transition to terrestrial lifeA.P. Farrell, N.D. Farrell, H. Jourdan and G. CoxChapter 5. The sarcoplasmatic reticulum in the vertebrate heartGina L J Galli and Holly A ShielsChapter 6. Evolution of the regulatory control of the vertebrate heart: the role of the contractile proteinsTodd E. GillisChapter 7. Ontogenesis of myocardial functionDavid Sedmera, and Bohuslav Ostadal Chapter 8. Basic Cardiac Development: The heart and its electrical componentsL.Y.E. Wong, A.F. Moorman, and P. BarnettChapter 9. The Functional Significance of the Reptilian Heart: New Insights into an Old QuestionJames W. Hicks, and Tobias Wang
This collection of reviews will be of considerable interests to biologists and MDs working on any aspect of cardiovascular function. With state-of-the-art reviews written by competent experts in the field, the content is also of interest for MSc and PhD students in most fields of cardiovascular physiology.
State-of-the-art reviews written by competent experts in the field Explores the major topics of the evolution of cardiac functions First comprehensive volume to compile research from comparative physiology and clinically-oriented embryology to review the ontogeny and phylogenies of cardiac function