Dr. Michael O’Rourke, MD, DSc., is Professor of Medicine (Emeritus) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a Cardiologist at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. His basic research training was in arterial hemodynamics, working on experimental animals and computer models with Michael Taylor (Sydney) and William Milnor (Baltimore). He has published over 500 articles in peer reviewed journals; books include the 6th edition (2011) of McDonald’s Blood Flow in Arteries. Recent research is into cardiovascular aging, using new methods of pulse waveform analysis to detect, explain and treat ill-effects on the heart and brain from midlife in asymptomatic subjects.
For over sixty years, McDonald's Blood Flow in Arteries has remained the definitive reference work in the field of arterial hemodynamics, including arterial structure and function with special emphasis on pulsatile flow and pressure. Prestigious, authoritative and comprehensive, this seventh edition has been totally updated and revised with many new chapters. This edition continues to provide the theoretical basis required for a thorough understanding of arterial blood flow in both normal and pathological conditions, while keeping clinical considerations and readability paramount throughout.