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From The CriticsReviewer: Richard W Pearl, M.D., M.P.H.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual is a companion text to the Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program. It provides essential information on a wide range of review topics in Cardiac rehabilitation.
Purpose: The purpose of the AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual is to complement the information provided by the Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program while expanding the discussion of topics related to Cardiac rehabilitation. As a companion text it provides a discussion on the pathogenesis, intervention and prevention associated with coronary artery disease. The manual discusses the role of exercise in heart disease and addresses special patient populations. It is arranged so that the reader acquires the knowledge necessary to understand exercise physiology and its benefits. The book is a necessary text that addresses an important area the specialty of Cardiology. The book meets the objectives of coordinating a vast amount of information in a concise manner.
Audience: The book is written for healthcare providers with an interest in cardiac rehabilitation at all levels. The book is a compilation of materials by numerous experts in the area of Cardiac rehabilitation.
Features: This text is a concise review of the important concepts associated with cardiac rehabilitation. It is not meant to be an exhaustive review. It is written such that by acquiring a basic knowledge of the subject matter one can progress to understand the complexities involved with cardiac rehabilitation. It is well organized and provides an exhaustive list of references.
Assessment: The AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual is a necessary resource in the area of cardiac rehabilitation. It unites the work of many authors into a good reference source.