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Overview

This handbook provides a practical and systematic approach to the acquisition, interpretation, and reporting of physiologic responses to exercise. Pulmonologists, cardiologists, and sports physicians, as well as respiratory therapists and other allied health professionals will find this book an indispensable resource when learning to select proper instruments, identify the most appropriate test protocols, and integrate and interpret physiologic response variables. The final chapter presents clinical cases to illuminate useful strategies for exercise testing and interpretation. Useful appendices offer laboratory forms, algorithms and calculations, as well as answers to FAQs. A glossary of terms, symbols, and definitions is also included. Handbook of Exercise Testing and Interpretation: A Practical Approach offers clearly defined responses (both normal and abnormal) to over thirty performance variables including aerobic, cardiovascular, ventilatory, and gas-exchange variables. Practical, portable, and easy-to-read, this essential guidebook can be used on its own or together with a more detailed book on the subject.

The authors of this book offer a practical and systematic approach to the acquisition, interpretation, and reporting of physiologic responses to exercise. Pulmonologists, cardiologists, and sports physicians, as well as respiratory therapists and other allied health professionals will learn to select proper instruments, identify the most appropriate test protocols, and integrate and interpret physiologic response variables. The clinical cases further illuminate useful strategies for exercise testing and interpretation. Useful appendixes offer answers to frequently asked questions, laboratory forms, algorithms and calculations, and a glossary of terms, symbols, and definitions. This guide offers clearly defined responses:both normal and abnormal:to over thirty performance variables including aerobic, cardiovascular, ventilatory, and gas-exchange variables.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Staci A Courter, MA in Exercise Physiology(Research Medical Center)
Description: This book on exercise testing truly is a practical guide. The appendixes are full of ready-to-use risk factor assessment questionnaires, informed consent forms, and exercise test data sheets. t is a well-organized, concise reference for the field of exercise testing.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist health professionals not traditionally trained in exercise testing and interpretation to gather and use useful exercise data to enhance patient care and/or performance. This guide is a practical, easy-to-read complement to many previously published textbooks that include complex, detailed information. The authors successfully achieve their objective.
Audience: According to the authors, this book is written for health professionals, including cardiologists, pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and exercise physiologists, as well as medical and post-graduate students. The authors have succeeded in hitting the target audience and conveying knowledge at an appropriate level.
Features: This book gives a good, well-rounded view of exercise testing and interpretation, from the basic equipment needed to perform an exercise test, to the usefulness of various protocols, as well as providing good explanations for both the mathematical and physiological significance of the data interpretation. The authors do an excellent job of presenting one set of terms, symbols, and definitions for many basic exercise physiology concepts, and they provide an appendix of tables illustrating reference values for many of the tests. Neither of these sections is commonly found in other books, thereby making this one an indispensable resource for the field.
Assessment: This guide is more practical and easier to use than other books that are good references, yet are not nearly as organized and concise. This is a useful and worthwhile addition to the library of any health or exercise professional looking for good basic information in a clear, organized, and concise format.
From the Publisher
"This book can certainly be recommended to those who want to learn more about the various aspects of ergospirometry and related variables. The authors succeeded in using their rich experience in exercise testing to offer a practical and systematic approach to the acquisition, interpretation and reporting of physiologic and pathophysiologic responses to exercise, to the benefit of cardiologists, pneumonologists and sports physicians." Robert Fagard, Acta Cardiologica

"...this a worthy effort and will help both clinicians who request and interpret exercise tests and exercise scientists who conduct them." Chronic Respiratory Disease Journal

"The authors...have provided a succinct, but thorough and practical, book on exercise testing and interpretation that should be of interest to physical therapists who are seeking to improve their knowledge in this area...I believe the authors have delivered on their promise to provide a practical and systematic approach to clinical exercise testing. The coverage of information is more in-depth than that typically found in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation texts. It is clearly written, liberally illustrated, and thorougly referenced." Physical Therapy

"As complex a topic as exercise testing can be, the authors have maintained a straightforward style of presenting the necessary information...Overall, this book is a practical, portable, and readable guide to a useful diagnostic tool. It contains a wealth of material, reflecting the authors' expertise and experience, and is a balanced review of a complex subject that serves to complement more detailed books on this topic. As such, it is worth possessing by all allied health professionals with involvement in exercise testing." Chest Journal


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521648424
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 1,176,290
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Instrumentation; 3. Testing procedures; 4. Response variables; 5. Data integration and interpretation; 6. Illustrative cases and reports; Appendix A. Glossary (terms, symbols, definitions); Appendix B. Calculations and conversions; Appendix C. Reference values; Appendix D. Laboratory forms; Appendix E. Reporting and results; Appendix F. Frequently asked questions; Appendix G. XT Support ServicesTM.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2003

    Good for experts and non-experts alike

    I found this book to be a very useful companion for me as a person who orders exercise testing but does not actually do the testing myself. It was also clear from reading the book at the same time that the practical approach provided by the authors gave all the information one needs to setup a first class exercise-testing laboratory. Certainly if one was interested in doing that, this book would be perfect to the specifics needed and that is a major strength of the book. At the same time chapters on the variables of the exercise response and data interpretation and integration were extremely helpful for in learning how to both analyze the quality the information I¿m getting from exercise testing as well as for understand the nature of the data provided. The cases provided in chapter 6 were a good opportunity to extend what I had learned and test what I had been able to pick up from the previous chapters. A set of problems presented without immediate interpretation would be a nice addition, as that would allow the reader the opportunity to work through the results from a report and then see if that agrees with what the experts had determined. Finally I found the appendixes, protocols and supplemental materials to be generally helpful. Overall I thought this was an excellent book both for someone such as myself who wants to utilize exercise testing in the evaluation of patients as well as a standard resource for those who are going into this field who want to have the practical details laid out carefully and clearly.

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