Pollock's Textbook of Cardiovascular Disease and Rehabilitation
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Pollock's Textbook of Cardiovascular Disease and Rehabilitation

by J. Larry Durstine, Geoffrey Moore, Michael LaMonte, Barry A. Franklin

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ISBN-10: 0736059679

ISBN-13: 9780736059671

Pub. Date: 05/14/2008

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

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


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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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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