Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: A Clinical Manual / Edition 2

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Quick and convenient, this resource provides a clinical overview of a wide variety of diseases and disorders that affect the cardiovascular system and lungs and the physical therapy management of patients with them. It integrates key concepts of pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests and laboratory information and findings with clinically important medical and surgical interventions and pharmacologic therapies — then applies the material to physical therapy evaluation and treatment. This edition adds an introductory chapter on the oxygen transport pathway, the effects of dysfunction along the pathway, and the implications for physical therapy.

• Offers a complete overview including basic cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology, the pathophysiology of commonly encountered cardiac and pulmonary disorders, diagnostic tests and procedures, therapeutic interventions, pharmacology, physical therapy evaluation and treatment, and clinical laboratory values and profiles.

• Uses a bulleted format to make finding information quick and easy.

• Lists the latest drugs used for the treatment of cardiopulmonary disorders.

• Includes information on laboratory medicine and pediatrics to help you apply cardiopulmonary principles to practice.

• Follows the oxygen transport pathway - the delivery, uptake and, extrication of oxygen as it actually functions in a clinical setting - providing a logical framework for understanding cardiopulmonary concepts.
• Explains the implications of defects in the pathway - essential considerations for clinical practice.
• Includes a comprehensive listing of common cardiopulmonary diseases, as well as a number of other diseases that are associated with cardiopulmonary dysfunction.
• Provides new and updated illustrations that depict common pathologies such as the pathophysiology of left ventricular diastolic and systolic dysfunction, volume versus pressure overload, and dilated versus hypertrophies versus restrictive cardiomyophathies.
• Includes descriptions of important interventions such as lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplantation.
• Adds a new section on simple anthropometric measurements for determining obesity, with information on this demographic trend and how it impacts assessment.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer:Catherine L. Hornbeck, MS, PT(Medical College of Ohio School of Allied Health)
Description:This first edition book provides an in-depth exploration of the cardiopulmonary pathophysiology, evaluation, and medical and physical therapy management for adult and pediatric populations with primary and secondary diagnoses of cardiopulmonary dysfunction. In addition, other diseases that present with cardiopulmonary symptoms are addressed. The unique feature of the book is the inclusion of clearly delineated ^^clinical implications for physical therapy,^^ which aids significantly in the integration of the knowledge into the acute care environment.
Purpose:The book's stated purpose is to provide a quick, convenient resource for covering a wide variety of information regarding physical therapy management of cardiopulmonary dysfunction. This goal is especially relevant in recognizing cardiopulmonary problems as they relate to the planning and justification of physical therapy treatment within a health care environment which increasingly demands focus on functional activities/outcomes. The book generally achieves the overall objective; organization of the text may compromise the ease of use.
Audience:Targeted for physical therapists in acute care environments, the book will be a useful and practical resource, given the physical therapist has adequate knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology. However, use by entry level physical therapy students and physical therapists in other environments where cardiopulmonary dysfunctions are secondary diagnoses may be limited by the detail of information.
Features:Special featuresinclude a comprehensive list of abbreviations and glossary, which is initially supplemented with definitions within the narrative portion of the text. It is unfortunate that this strategy was not continued throughout the text. Other features include discussions of experimental as well as current medical and pharmacological management options; summary of key data in user-friendly methods (e.g., charts denoting complaints/possible cause, questions to guide the assessment of patient), which will enhance integration of the information.
Assessment:The book's content is appropriate to meet the author's primary objective, but the overwhelming nature of the first chapter may discourage the physical therapist from seeking the more practical information provided in the subsequent chapters. Likewise, the high level of the discussion in the book may preclude the noncardiopulmonary specialist's translation of the content (especially activity and endurance evaluation) to the clinical environment, in which these issues of are significant consequence. The lack of appropriate spatial articulation of narrative text and tables and the excessive amount of information summarized in many tables/charts may compromise the usefulness of this new book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721606460
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/22/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Pulmonology 3. Cardiology 4. Cardiopulmonary Pathology 5. Pharmacology 6. Cardiopulmonary Assessment 7. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Interventions 8. Pediatrics 9. Laboratory Medicine

Appendix 1 Glossary Index

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