Background Links for Rob's Electrophysiology Courses
These are links to information and resources that seem to come up in all
the electrophysiology courses I teach. Some will be more or less relevant
than others but this way, there is only one place to maintain and update.
Links to the Courses
Miscellaneous Logistical Information
I also teach writing and presentation courses, but this is another
- Cardiovascular Physiology (Fourth Edition) by David
E. Mohrman and Lois Jane Heller.
- Physiology and Pharmacology of the Heart by Hilary Brown
and Roland Kozlowski. Blackwell Science, 1997.
- Life at the Extremes: The Science of Survival by Frances
M. Ashcroft, available
from Barnes and Noble. and, of course, at
Physiology Concepts a web site to go with the text book of the
same name by Richard Klabunde.
Bioelectricity and Modeling
- Bioelectricity and Biomagnetism, Vol. 1 by Ramesh
M. Gulrajani. (expensive but the best reference book for the course
and this material)
- Bioelectric Phenomena by Robert Plonsey (the predecessor
to our text with much more detail in computational components and volume
conductor problems. A classic no longer in print but available
through used bookstores, e.g., Amazon.com)
Bioelectromagnetism by Jaakko Malmivuo and Robert
Plonsey. No longer in print but available directly from the web.
Also part of the
Bioelectromagnetism Portal that Prof. Malmivuo hosts.
- Mathematical Physiology by James Keener and James
Sneyd. Springer Verlag. (great all around book on modeling and
simulation in physiology)
Cardiology and Medicine
- King of Hearts by G. Wayne Miller. A great story, albeit
poorly written, about Walt Lillehei. Available at Amazon
- Partners of the Heart by Vivian Thomas. An autobiography
of Vivian Thomas, the African American assistant to Alfred Blalock and
the inspiration for the outstanding film "Something the
- Every Second Counts by Donald McRae. The story of the
race to the first human heart transplant. It does not get more exciting
- Journey into the Heart by David Monagan. This covers the
life and untimely death of Andreas Gruentzig, the inventor of PTCA, but
also includes a fabulous introduction to the heart days of cardiac
catheterization. This is out of print but available as a used book.
- Wisdom of the Body by Sherwin Nuland. This is a more
general book about physiology, with some exciting clinical stories to
make it read like a thriller.
Cardiovascular/Respiration/Renal Physiology Resources
Bioelectricity and Electrophysiology Resources
Images, Photos, Anatomy
Biomedical Signal Processing Links
Simulations and Animations
Organizations and Societies
Last modified: Sat May 6 08:30:34 MDT 2017