Advances in Hemodynamics Research

Keiichi Itatani, MD, PhD (Editor)
Department of Hemodynamic Analysis, Department of Cardiovascualr Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Kitasato, Minami-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan

Series: Cardiology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED010000

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Hemodynamics is the study of dynamics in the circulatory system. Hemodynamics has been essential in clinical practice pertaining to cardiovascular diseases from ancient days. Although it is essential because it is based on dynamics and physics, the understanding of hemodynamics is hard for all those concerned with cardiovascular diseases. In addition, with the rapid progress of recent imaging and computer technology, hemodynamics research has undergone an evolution that provides beautiful, colorful blood flow visualization. This kind of innovation contributes novel insights into the approach to the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases.

This textbook includes the comprehensive knowledge regarding hemodynamic research from basic physiology to recent clinical problems. This textbook has two parts: the first includes the basics of hemodynamics research and the second presents its clinical applications. This textbook covers all the current topics and all the important historical topics related to hemodynamics. In this edition, each chapter was written by professional authors regarding their respective topics. Careful attention was paid to make it appeal to a wide range of professionals including clinicians, engineers, physicians, and researchers. Each chapter is independent of the others, and this textbook was written both to be read through and to be used as a reference for any special topics. We hope this textbook will provide new perspectives to all those interested in the research regarding hemodynamics.

(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Part I: Basic Science of Hemodynamic Research

Chapter 1: Historical and Current Role of Hemodynamic Research
(Keiichi Itatani and Katsu Takenaka, Departments of Hemodynamic Analysis and Cardiovascular Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Nihon University, Japan)

Chapter 2: Hemodynamic Assessment and Flow Visualization in Echocardiography
(Hiroaki Semba and Tokuhisa Uejima, The Cardiovascular Institute, Japan)

Chapter 3: Flow Visualization in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
(Yasuo Takehara and Masataka Sugiyama, Department of Radiology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan)

Chapter 4: Computational Modeling of Blood Flow
(Masanori Nakamura, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saitama University, Japan)

Chapter 5: Hemodynamics And Ventricular Dynamics Evaluated With Catheter
(Hidekatsu Fukuta and Nobuyuki Ohte, Department of Cardio-Renal Medicine and Hypertension, Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan)

Part II: Clinical Application of Hemodynamic Research

Chapter 6: Congenital Heart Disease and Circulatory Physiology
(Takashi Honda, Kagami Miyaji, and Masahiro Ishii, Department of Pediatrics, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Japan)

Chapter 7: Ventricular Sucking Forces and Diastolic Function –Intraventricular Pressure Gradient in Ventricle During Early Diastole Gives us New Insights into Diastolic Function
(Ken Takahashi and Takahiro Ohara, Department of Pediatrics, Juntendo University, Department Cardiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan)

Chapter 8: Hemodynamics in Coronary Arterial Disease and Myocardial Perfusion
(Tadashi Yamamoto, Sachi Koyama, Keiichi Itatani, and Satoshi Yamada, Department of Cardiology, Hokkaido Cardiovascular Hospital, Department of Cardiac Surgery, The University of Tokyo, Japan, and others)

Chapter 9: Reperfusion Hemodynamics as an Early Predictor of Cardiac Function in a DCDD Setting
(Sarah L. Longnus, Natalia Mendez Carmona, and Hendrik T. Tevaearai Stahel, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital, Berne University Hospital, Switzerland)

Chapter 10: Application to Cardiovascular Surgery
(Shohei Miyazaki, Keiichi Itatani, Sachi Koyama, Kouki Nakashima, Tetsuya Horai, Norihiko Oka, Tadashi Kitamura and Kagami Miyaji, Departments of Hemodynamic Analysis and Cardiovascular Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiac Surgery, The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Index

Advances in Hemodynamic Research may contribute to a new era of treatment for cardiovascular diseases. New methods of evaluating hemodynamics written in this particular textbook can help us understand not only normal physiology but also pathology of cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, like Galileo and Newton, this textbook may change the common knowledge that people believe nowadays. The editor, Dr. Keiichi Itatani, is the world’s leader in this field. He has selected outstanding authors who are covering this particular area. Their chapters make the understanding of cutting edge hemodynamic research much more clear and concrete than any other textbook written previously. I congratulate the editors and authors for their significant contributions and hope that this textbook will become the standard in this particular field.” - Satoshi Numata MD, PhD

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