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Help Cardiovascular Physiology Curves

I have gotten some difficulties to understand in my Kaplan Physiology:
1, the cardiac function and vascular function curve
2, heart failure cardiac function curver
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wow. two pretty big topics. what exactly don't you understand?
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the curves!!!
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I have gotten some difficulties to understand in my Kaplan Physiology:
1, the cardiac function and vascular function curve
2, heart failure cardiac function curver
Don't worry, they seem a bit difficult at first and kaplan videos don't cover them as well as you would like them too. Go through First Aid for Cardiac physio just a quick overview. Then read the 2 sections in Kaplan and then go back and read the sections in First Aid again. Understand what the axis are stating and then once you have a basic understanding. Try drawing them by hand and playing around with them to understand what they are doing to your cardiac mechanics.

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I've added some of my notes to this post of Cardiac Output - Venous Return Curves

Hope this helps!
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See this is the stuff that I can't understand from the review books. I own a copy of the First Aid and did see some of my friend's kaplan things for physiology but gosh, it was going by way too fast and there must be some better way to learn and actually understand them. I couldn't memorize a bunch of up and down arrows.

Is the Costanzo physiology book good for this? I think the Guyton is much longer.

By the way, I was only asking because I think I need to go back to some fundamental basics and the review material isn't cutting. I'm only going to take my step 1 exam in the fall of 2013 so hoping to do some regular textbook reading again. (I made a post about my situation here : http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...tml#post184257
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See this is the stuff that I can't understand from the review books. I own a copy of the First Aid and did see some of my friend's kaplan things for physiology but gosh, it was going by way too fast and there must be some better way to learn and actually understand them. I couldn't memorize a bunch of up and down arrows.

Is the Costanzo physiology book good for this? I think the Guyton is much longer.

By the way, I was only asking because I think I need to go back to some fundamental basics and the review material isn't cutting. I'm only going to take my step 1 exam in the fall of 2013 so hoping to do some regular textbook reading again. (I made a post about my situation here : http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...tml#post184257
am sure kaplan physio and the videos are more than enough.and of course the 1st aid makes it even more complete!!!!!
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Listen to the vedio again and read the Kaplan notes with FA on it. That is what I did. Understand the basics what increases and what decreases what remains constant. With this in mind u would draw the curses very well.
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