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    Peter R. Hoskins, Patricia V. Lawford, Barry J. Doyle, editors.
    Summary: This book provides a balanced presentation of the fundamental principles of cardiovascular biomechanics research, as well as its valuable clinical applications. Pursuing an integrated approach at the interface of the life sciences, physics and engineering, it also includes extensive images to explain the concepts discussed. Cardiovascular biomechanics encompasses the relationship between the mechanics of the cardiovascular system and biological function in health and disease, and it is increasingly recognised that normal function and diseases involve a complex interplay between biology and mechanical forces. With a focus on explaining the underlying principles, this book examines the physiology and mechanics of circulation, mechanobiology and the biomechanics of different components of the cardiovascular system, in-vivo techniques, in-vitro techniques, and the medical applications of this research. Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students and including sample problems at the end of each chapter, this interdisciplinary text provides an essential introduction to the topic. It is also an ideal reference text for researchers and clinical practitioners, and will benefit a wide range of students and researchers including engineers, physicists, biologists and clinicians who are interested in the area of cardiovascular biomechanics.

    Introduction to fluid and solid mechanics
    Introduction to biomechanics of the cardiovascular system
    Blood and blood flow
    Arterial biomechanics I. Pressure, flow and stiffness
    Arterial biomechanics II. Forces, adaptability and mechanotransduction
    Excitation-contraction in the heart
    Biomechanics of the venous system
    Biomechanics of the microcirculation
    Medical imaging
    Modelling of the cardiovascular system
    Patient specific modelling
    Flow phantoms
    Measurement of the mechanical properties of biological tissues
    Cardiovascular prostheses
    Appendix 1: Questions
    Appendix 2: Glossary
    Digital Access Springer 2017