Heart morphology, function, and diseases

Brian P. Shapiro, El Sayed H. Ibrahim

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In order to fully appreciate the complexity of heart mechanics, one must have a basic understanding of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. With the technological advancement and sophistication of cardiovascular imaging, there is a renewed interest in the mechanics of heart contraction and relaxation. Newer imaging approaches such as cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have made it possible to further explore these mechanisms in various cardiovascular disease states. However, prior to a more in-depth discussion of cardiovascular mechanics, we must first have a basic understanding of cardiovascular morphology and function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeart Mechanics
Subtitle of host publicationMagnetic Resonance Imaging-Mathematical Modeling, Pulse Sequences, and Image Analysis
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781482263695
ISBN (Print)9781482263688
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Engineering


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