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Pollock's Textbook of Cardiovascular Disease and Rehabilitation honors the legacy of the late Michael L. Pollock, PhD (1936-1998). Pollock, an innovative and influential cardiac researcher and clinician, was highly regarded for his substantial educational and scientific contributions to the field of exercise science and sports medicine. This text presents an approach to cardiovascular disease rehabilitation as comprehensive as the vision that Dr. Pollock so passionately pursued during his 35-year career.

Pollock's Textbook of Cardiovascular Disease and Rehabilitation addresses developing topics encompassing all aspects of the cardiovascular system. This text breaks away from Medicare-driven reimbursement paradigms for “cardiac rehabilitation” to discuss the entire cardiovascular system, not only coronary heart disease. In doing so, it provides a much-needed perspective for health professionals and their patients, especially those patients who need help but do not fit traditional entry criteria for cardiac rehabilitation.

The text's editors, each a premier cardiovascular science expert, have selected an internationally recognized list of contributors to provide the deliberate and systematic coverage of cardiovascular topics in five comprehensive parts. They begin by laying a foundation that covers the historical and epidemiologic overview of the evolution and current state of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This consists of a discussion of the use of exercise as medicine as well as a description of interventions, clinical guidelines, and outcomes.

The text continues by addressing pathophysiology, diagnosis of conditions (such as peripheral arterial disease, stroke, and aneurysm), and medical management strategies. Readers will find a current pharmacologic review of medications, the mechanism of action, side effects, and exercise interactions, in addition to current surgical techniques. They will also find an entire chapter dedicated to heart disease in women. Often overshadowed by the attention given to cancer, heart disease is the predominant killer of women, yet few texts cover the topic as thoroughly as Pollock's Textbook. Because the female population presents specific concerns and cardiovascular complications, this chapter alerts physicians and health practitioners of the elements they must consider when managing heart disease in these patients.

Once readers understand the theories behind diagnosis and management of CVD, they are led through the facets of lifestyle issues associated with CVD. Research-based information provides outlines for endurance, strength, and flexibility training specific to CVD; nutrition and dietary factors as well as pharmacotherapies associated with reducing CVD risk; and rehabilitation strategies for specific cardiovascular conditions. More specific information follows on common comorbidities and complicating circumstances associated with cardiovascular disease. Part IV of the text is dedicated entirely to this aspect of the disease. The first half of the part focuses on the range of comorbidities including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and dyslipidemia; the second half discusses complicating circumstances such as arthritis, psychosocial risk, complications due to stroke, neuropsychiatric disorders, and aspects of sleep. These risk factors are important for physicians to consider in the evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, particularly as they are planning rehabilitation programs. The text concludes with a more practical-based part to help those readers understand the rehabilitation process and apply the research to specific cardiovascular conditions.

Pollock's Textbook on Cardiovascular Disease and Rehabilitation is a comprehensive text that seeks to honor the late Dr. Michael Pollock. The text reflects the growth of the profession by assisting all health professionals who continue to focus, in both research and practice, on finding answers to alleviate cardiovascular disease. By bringing readers the current research on developing topics, both scientific and clinical, the text manages to break the traditional mold and move into a broader area focused on the cardiovascular system as a whole.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Surya M Artham, MD, MPH (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This concise, easy to understand, and thorough book on a wide range of subtopics in cardiovascular (CV) diseases has its origins in the original three editions of Heart Disease and Rehabilitation published in 1979, 1986, and 1995.
Purpose: The primary objective is to provide a complete overview of CV risk factors, primary and secondary prevention strategies, and current diagnostic and management strategies. This book honors the legacy of Dr. Michael L. Pollock, with chapters dedicated to the past, present, and future status of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training (CRET).
Audience: According to the authors, the book is meant for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and rehabilitation specialists. With its impeccable, up-to-date, and latest CV content, it is also a reference source for both residents and fellows in training. The authors are well known and respected authorities in their respective fields.
Features: The book covers topics ranging from epidemiology and pathophysiology to the latest evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies, including the highly underutilized and underprescribed CRET. The exhaustive section on CRET is the best part of this book. Summarizing the highlights and important points in tables, flow charts, and diagrams is the innovative strength of this book.
Assessment: This is a high quality book in terms of its emphasis on risk factor modification, prevention, and rehabilitation strategies, which prominent textbooks in this field, like Topol's Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 3rd edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007), and others fail to address. This book can be read and assimilated in a week, and is an excellent replacement for the previous editions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736059671
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/14/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Larry Durstine, PhD, is a distinguished professor and chair in the department of exercise science at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. He is also codirector of the university's preventive exercise program.

Dr. Durstine has focused his academic and research career on cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation. He has used his years of experience in cardiovascular rehabilitation programming to mentor both professionals and students in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation.

A coeditor for ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Dr. Durstine is a past president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). He and his wife, Linda, reside in Columbia. In his free time, Durstine enjoys home remodeling projects and woodworking. He also enjoys running, water skiing, and snow skiing.

Geoffrey E. Moore, MD, is a founder and director of the Cayuga Center for Healthy Living, a comprehensive lifestyle medicine service based in Ithaca, New York. As an exercise scientist and sports medicine internist, Dr. Moore has developed both clinical and research expertise in basic and applied physiology, chronic medical diseases, musculoskeletal injuries, physiology of exercise intolerance, and lifestyle modification. He has eight years of experience as medical director of cardiac rehabilitation programs and 14 years of basic and applied research focused on mechanisms of exercise intolerance.

Dr. Moore is a coeditor for ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, an ACSM fellow, a member of Health and Science Policy Committee, and the vice chair of the Family Health Issues Committee for the Medical Society of the State of New York. He resides in Ithaca and enjoys windsurfing, running, and cross-country skiing in his free time.

Michael J. LaMonte, PhD, is an assistant professor of epidemiology in the department of social and preventive medicine at the University of Buffalo in New York. Previously, Dr. LaMonte served as the director of epidemiologic research at the Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas, and director of the Exercise Testing Laboratory at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. LaMonte's research has focused on the role of physical activity and functional capacity in the prevention and management of chronic diseases with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease. Additional research interests include the use of noninvasive cardiovascular tests such as exercise testing, electron-beam-computed tomography, carotid artery ultrasound, and arterial reactivity for assessing the structural and functional significance of subclinical cardiovascular disease and its subsequent relationship with clinical cardiovascular disease events.

Dr. LaMonte enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and watching college sports. When outdoors, he enjoys jogging, snowshoeing, gardening, and tennis.

Barry A. Franklin, PhD, is the director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Laboratories at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. In addition, he serves as a professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

During his more than three decades of clinical experience in cardiac rehabilitation, Dr. Franklin has authored over 500 scientific and clinical publications and book chapters and is the coauthor of Take a Load Off Your Heart with Joe Piscatella (Workman Publishing). He also serves on the editorial boards of 15 scientific and clinical journals, including the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Preventive Cardiology, Chest, American Journal of Cardiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Franklin was president of the American Heart Association (AHA), Greater Midwest Affiliate, and vice chair for the AHA Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism. He is a past president of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has also served as editor in chief of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and as an expert panel member for Cardiac Rehabilitation Guidelines, NHLBI/AHCPR. His recognitions include the Award of Meritorious Achievement from the American Heart Association (2006), AACVPR's Michael L. Pollock Excellence in Research Award (2004), and ACSM's Citation Award (2002).

Dr. Franklin and his wife, Linda, live in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Reading for professional development, distance walking, golf, and travel are his favorite leisure pursuits.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Perspectives of Cardiovascular Diseases and Rehabilitation

Chapter 1. History of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Philip K. Wilson, EdD, and Terence Kavanaugh, MD

Chapter 2. Epidemiology of Disease
Michael J. LaMonte, PhD

Chapter 3. Exercise as a Medicine
Geoffrey E. Moore, MD, and Gordon O. Matheson, MD, PhD

Chapter 4. Multifactorial Risk Factor Intervention
Thomas A. Pearson, MD, PhD, and Laurie A. Kopin, MS

Chapter 5. Clinical Practice Guidelines and Target Outcomes
Matt S. Feigenbaum, PhD, Patrick E. McBride, MD, and William A. Webster IV, PhD

Part II. Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Medical Management of Cardiovascular Diseases

Chapter 6. Morphologic Features of Arteries With Atherosclerotic Plaque
William Clifford Roberts, MD

Chapter 7. Role of the Inflammatory Process in Atherosclerosis and Vascular Disease
Sidney C. Smith Jr., MD, and Stanley S. Wang, MD

Chapter 8. Clinical Exercise Testing
Jonathan Myers, PhD, and Victor F. Froelicher, MD

Chapter 9. Contemporary Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis
Peter H. Brubaker, PhD

Chapter 10. Pharmacologic Management
Nina B. Radford, MD, John S. Ho, MD, and Larry W. Gibbons, MD

Chapter 11. Surgical Management of Cardiovascular Disease
Sotiris C. Stamou, MD, and Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD

Chapter 12. Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Nanette K. Wenger, MD

Part III. Lifestyle Management of Cardiovascular Diseases

Chapter 13. Disease Management and Discharge Destinations
Linda Hall, PhD

Chapter 14. Intensive Comprehensive Lifestyle Modification
Terri A. Merritt-Worden, MS

Chapter 15. Endurance Training
Carl Foster, PhD, John P. Porcari, PhD, and Alejandro Lucia, MD, PhD

Chapter 16. Strength Training
Matt S. Feigenbaum, PhD, and Kevin R. Vincent, MD, PhD

Chapter 17. Flexibility Training
Ian Shrier, MD, PhD

Chapter 18. Effects of Dietary Patterns on CVD Risk Factors
Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, and Amy E. Griel, PhD

Part IV. Common Comorbidities and Complications of Cardiovascular Diseases

Chapter 19. Hypertension
Linda S. Pescatello, PhD

Chapter 20. Diabetes
W. Guy Hornsby Jr., PhD, and Irma H. Ullrich, MD

Chapter 21. Obesity
Wendy M. Miller, MD, and Peter A. McCullough, MD

Chapter 22. Dyslipidemia
J. Larry Durstine, PhD, and J. Brent Peel, MS

Chapter 23. Arthritis
A. Lynn Millar, PhD

Chapter 24. Psychosocial Risk and Coronary Disease
Cara Frances O'Connell-Edwards, PhD, Emily York, PhD, and James A. Blumenthal, PhD

Chapter 25. Stroke
Neil Gordon, MD, PhD

Chapter 26. Neuropsychological Disorders
Mary Ann Kelly, PhD

Chapter 27. Sleep
Shawn Youngstedt, PhD, Sunil Sharma, MD, and Chris E. Kline, MS

Part V. Rehabilitation of the Patient With Cardiovascular Disease

Chapter 28. Coronary Artery Disease, Myocardial Infarction, and Angina Pectoris
Barry A. Franklin, PhD, Justin E. Trivax, MD, and Thomas E. Vanhecke, MD

Chapter 29. Coronary Artery Revascularization
Peter H. Brubaker, PhD, and Henry S. Miller Jr., MD

Chapter 30. Cardiac Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
Frank G. Yanowitz, MD, and Michael J. LaMonte, PhD

Chapter 31. Peripheral Arterial Disease
Kerry J. Stewart, EdD

Chapter 32. Chronic Heart Failure
Steven J. Keteyian, PhD, and Daniel E. Foreman, MD

Chapter 33. Cardiac Transplant
Ray W. Squires, PhD, and Richard J. Rodeheffer, MD

Chapter 34. Deep Vein Thrombosis
William O. Roberts, MD

Appendix A. Drugs Used for Cardiovascular Disease
Appendix B. Physiologic Effects of Drugs on Exercise Performance

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