This text provides a comprehensive how-to approach to cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, plus gives students the information they will need to develop the decision-making skills necessary to provide comprehensive and quality rehabilitation programs for cardiac and pulmonary clients. A volume in the Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation Series Edited by Steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Emphasizes practical application of theoretical concepts based on current research, giving an overview, followed by chapters on the heart and circulation, anatomy and physiology of respiration, physiologic adaptations to aerobic exercise, pathophysiology of coronary artery disease, chronic lung diseases, medical and surgical management, the electrocardiogram, patient assessment, the exercise prescription, and risk factor modification. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
While noting the fact that coronary heart disease remains the leading killer in the US, the overview optimistically emphasizes the strides made in CHD technology, public awareness about disease prevention, and patient involvement. Brannon (Slippery Rock U., PA) leads a case-study laden presentation of cardiopulmonary health, disease, and rehabilitation: history, biology and pathology, medical/surgical assessment and management, exercise, behavioral risk modification, and managed care fiscal considerations. Appendixes on forms (referring physician, informed consent, patient program application); emergency measures; and flexibility exercises. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation: Overview The Heart and Circulation Anatomy and Physiology of Respiration Physiologic Adaptations to Aerobic Exercise Pathophysiology of Coronary Artery Disease Chronic Lung Diseases The Medical and Surgical Management of Cardiopulmonary Disease The Electrocardiogram Assessment of the Cardiac Patient Pulmonary Assessment The Exercise Prescription The Exercise Therapy Session Risk Factor Modification Additional Components of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Appendices