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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2010; 1(1):45-45
    Book Review | doi:10.1016/S0975-3583(10)11011-0

    Excitation-Contraction Coupling and Cardiac Contractile Force.


    Second Edition. By Donald M. Bers, Ph.D. Kluwer Academic Publishers Book reviewed by : Yujie Zhu, Ph.D.

    Associate Editor, Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, Alabama, USA


    The past few decades have witnessed extraordinary scientific and medical discoveries in cardiovascular research. These discoveries improved our understanding to the key questions that have aroused uncertainty, disagreement, or controversy in cardiology. How is the heartbeat generated? What controls the cardiac contraction? What links the cardiac structure with its function? How does our understanding of movement in skeletal muscle, smooth muscle and non-muscle cells influence our thinking about the development of force in cardiac muscle? Are there important interspecies specific differences in how contraction is regulated in the heart? Dr. Bers engaged himself in a very challenging task with the writing of a book on calcium regulation in cardiac muscle cells and has integrated an incredible amount of information to answer these important questions. This comprehensive and multidisciplinary book covers electrophysiology, cellular physiology, molecular biology, pharmacology and clinical cardiology,Read more...,