Pocket Guide to Stress Testing / Edition 1

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Overview

Exercise stress testing is a valuable diagnostic tool in the detection of cardiac disease and related problems. This pocket guide provides an overview of exercise stress testing, indications for testing, and patient preparation, and then discusses each possible finding and what to do to complete/terminate a test or handle complications, etc. While there are enormously large volumes on the subject, it is not easy to find a small but thorough guide such as this.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: John F. Moran, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This book on stress testing is 370 pages long, but still fits neatly into the pocket of a white lab coat. Designed to provide a cookbook approach to exercise testing, each chapter is divided into bullets of pertinent information and ends with a summary of key points. There are many tables that adequately list pertinent facts, and 75 references for further reading.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe clinically pertinent aspects of stress testing in sufficient detail to perform the test.
Audience: The audience who would find this useful are primary care physicians, internal medicine specialists, and family practice physicians. Most cardiologists would probably have this information at hand. In any event, this is a good starting book for stress testing. The book is well focused and represents an addition to Dr. Chung's textbook on exercise electrocardiography, initially published in 1979.
Features: Because the text is a pocketbook, the electrocardiographic illustrations are small due to page size, but they are adequate and clear so that a magnifying glass could be used, if needed. There are good descriptions of various exercise test protocols as well as imaging techniques. There is a good comparison of imaging techniques and the variety of stresses that can be used with these techniques, such as treadmill testing, bicycle exercise, and pharmacologic testing.
Assessment: This is a quality book for physicians who wish to learn about stress testing. Each chapter is full of information bullets and important points are focused in the end of each chapter. This is a well-focused addition to Dr. Chung's previous text on exercise electrocardiography. This cookbook of stress testing is recommended for physicians who are starting in the field of exercise testing as well as those who need a review of pertinent aspects after having been in the field.
John F. Moran
This book on stress testing is 370 pages long, but still fits neatly into the pocket of a white lab coat. Designed to provide a cookbook approach to exercise testing, each chapter is divided into bullets of pertinent information and ends with a summary of key points. There are many tables that adequately list pertinent facts, and 75 references for further reading. The purpose is to describe clinically pertinent aspects of stress testing in sufficient detail to perform the test. The audience who would find this useful are primary care physicians, internal medicine specialists, and family practice physicians. Most cardiologists would probably have this information at hand. In any event, this is a good starting book for stress testing. The book is well focused and represents an addition to Dr. Chung's textbook on exercise electrocardiography, initially published in 1979. Because the text is a pocketbook, the electrocardiographic illustrations are small due to page size, but they are adequate and clear so that a magnifying glass could be used, if needed. There are good descriptions of various exercise test protocols as well as imaging techniques. There is a good comparison of imaging techniques and the variety of stresses that can be used with these techniques, such as treadmill testing, bicycle exercise, and pharmacologic testing. This is a quality book for physicians who wish to learn about stress testing. Each chapter is full of information bullets and important points are focused in the end of each chapter. This is a well-focused addition to Dr. Chung's previous text on exercise electrocardiography. This cookbook of stress testing is recommended for physicians who are startingin the field of exercise testing as well as those who need a review of pertinent aspects after having been in the field.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865425095
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 748,399
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface;.

Suggested Readings;.

Contributors;.

Abbreviations;.

Introduction;.

Preparations and Precautions;.

Indications;.

Contraindications;.

Exercise (Stress) ECG Test Protocols;.

Stress ECG Testing with Nuclear Imaging Techniques;.

Stress Echocardiography;.

Pharmacologic Stress Testing;.

Stress Testing After Mycocardical Infarction;.

Proper Selection of the Mode of Stress Testing;.

Exercise-Induced Cardiac Arrhythmias;.

Complications;.

Interpretation;.

False Positive Versus False Negative Exercise ECG Test Results;.

Pediatric Exercise Testing;.

Follow-up Care and Management;.

Value of Exercise (Stress) ECG Testing Before Engaging in an Exercise Program or Sport;.

Exercise Prescriptions for Healthy Individuals and Cardiac Patients;.

Computer Technology in the Field of the Exercise (Stress) ECG Testing;.

Medicolegal Aspects of the Exercise (Stress) ECG Testing;.

Educational Guide to Patients and Families;.

Index

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