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Here is the perfect introduction to Vascular Anatomy and Physiology for students, vascular and radiology technologists, sonographers, nurses, and others who seek a clear and simple presentation of the facts they must know to pass their certificationMoreHere is the perfect introduction to Vascular Anatomy and Physiology for students, vascular and radiology technologists, sonographers, nurses, and others who seek a clear and simple presentation of the facts they must know to pass their certification examinations and to discharge their daily clinical responsibilities. There is a wealth of information on standard anatomic terminology, micro anatomy, gross anatomy, the cardiopulmonary and systemic circulations, and arterial and venous hemodynamics. All of it is presented with the clarity, simplicity and practicality that are the hallmarks of Ms. Belangers style. Clinical implications are always emphasized: How, where, and why do you palpate a pulse? What exactly is an anteroposterior view? A midsagittal section? What does one do with a transducer in order to move it medially or cephalad? How does Poiseuilles law help us understand blood flow data? What happens when the carotid sinus is massaged? Why? Coverage of these and a multitude of other topics includes terminology, micro anatomy and physiology of the blood vessels, gross anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary and peripheral circulations, characteristics of arterial blood flow, energy concepts, arterial pressure and flow, mechanisms of control, venous pressure and flow, and the venous valves and leg muscles. This large-format manual contains reviews at the end of each chapter, self-assessment quizzes at the end of the book, a bibliography, and a detailed index. This book is approved for 7 hours of CME credits.