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Biofluid mechanics in cardiovascular systems
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New York : McGraw-Hill, 2006


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30000010138612 QP105 W35 2006 Open Access Book
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Biofliudics has gained in importance in recent years, forcing engineers to redefine mechanical engineering theories and apply them to biological functions. To date, no book has successfully done this. Biofliud Mechanics in Cardiovascular Systems is one of the first books to take an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Written by a professor and researcher, this book will combine engineering principles with human biology to deliver a text specifically designed for biomedical engineering professionals and students.

Author Notes

Lee Waite is Chair of the Department of Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering, and Director of the Guidant/Eli Lilly and Co. Applied Life Sciences Research Center, at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. He is also the president of the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (RMBS). Held annually since 1964, the RMBS is the longest continually operating biomedical engineering conference in North America.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Review of Basic Fluid Mechanics Concepts
Chapter 2 Cardiovascular Structure and Function
Chapter 3 Pulmonary Anatomy, Pulmonary Physiology, and Respiration
Chapter 4 Hematology and Blood Rheology
Chapter 5 Anatomy and Physiology of Blood Vessels
Chapter 6 Mechanics of Heart Valves
Chapter 7 Pulsatile Flow in Large Arteries
Chapter 8 Flow and Pressure Measurement
Chapter 9 Modeling
Chapter 10 Lumped Parameter Mathematical Models INDEX