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A virtual banquet of informative summaries of cardiac and smooth muscle fundamentals awaits the reader of this monograph, now in its second edition. In 34 chapters devoted to cardiac muscle and 14 to coronary circulation, a distinguished international group of experts representing the United States (54 authors) and 12 other countries (30 authors) give authoritative accounts of the latest developments in cardiac and coronary vascular structure and function. Selected aspects of cardiovascular pharmacology and pathology are also included.
Since the publication of the first edition in 1984, the controversial role of sodium-calcium exchange in myocardial cell contractility has been shown
Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Heart. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:155. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-2-155_c
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