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Author Kirby, Margaret L.

Title Cardiac development / Margaret Loewy Kirby ; [with illustrations by Karen Waldo]
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 273 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents An overview of cardiac morphogenesis -- Vascular development -- Cardiogenic fields and heart tube formation -- Induction and differentiation of the working myocardium -- Functional developmental biology of the myocardium / by Tony Creazzo -- Development of the inflow and outflow segments -- Molecular control of looping -- chamber specification and ventricular septation -- Endocardium, cardiac cushions and valve development -- Epicardium and coronary vessel development -- Neural crest, great arteries and outflow septation -- Development of the cardiac pacemaking and conduction system -- Innervation of the developing heart -- Evolutionary developmental biology of the heart / co-authored with Fred Schachat -- Some new insights into the embryogenesis of heart -- Myocardial stem cells
Summary This new book is the only in-depth, single-author reference on heart development. Clearly written, with lavish color illustrations, it provides a more clinical, systematic, up-to-date synthesis of the subject than any other volume, spanning the range from classic anatomic studies to recent findings in molecular biology. Author Margaret Kirby posits a unifying understanding of heart tube formation from the cardiogenic fields, and the book covers topics that are often omitted from discussions of heart development, such as myocardial function, cardiac innervation, conduction system development, e
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Heart -- Growth.
Heart -- embryology
Heart Conduction System -- embryology
Heart -- growth & development
Heart -- innervation
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Heart -- Growth.
Form Electronic book
Author Waldo, Karen.
ISBN 9780199720866