AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease

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Human Kinetics, 2006 - Medical - 214 pages
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AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual is the companion text to Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs. It complements and expands on the guidelines book by providing additional background material on key topics, and it presents new material concerning cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention.

AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual combines reference-based data with practical information from the field. It applies current position statements, recommendations, and scientific knowledge from medical and scientific literature to aid in designing and developing safe, effective, and comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Useful for practitioners as well as students and instructors who are learning and teaching key concepts, AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual provides strong background support to topics addressed in the guidelines, such as risk factors for coronary heart disease, secondary prevention, psychosocial issues, and patients with special considerations. In addition, each chapter opens with a cross-reference box so that readers know where to reference the topic in the guidelines book.

In addition to supporting information for the guidelines, the manual contains new information to help round out cardio programs. Topics include the atherosclerotic disease process, cardiovascular and exercise physiology, exercise prescription, and the electrocardiogram.

AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual is divided into three parts. Part I examines the development and prevention of coronary artery disease, including reduction of risk factors, psychosocial issues and strategies, and contemporary procedures for revascularization. Part II delineates the role of exercise in heart disease, including the exercise and coronary artery disease connection, cardiovascular and exercise physiology, and exercise prescription. Part III focuses on special considerations, including heart disease as it relates to women and to the elderly and considerations for people with diabetes, chronic heart failure, and heart transplants.

AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual contains pertinent, detailed information on the topics involved in contemporary cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. Teamed with Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs, the book provides professionals and students with the full range of guidelines and background materials needed for teaching and understanding the key issues in cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention.

 

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Contents

Contemporary Revascularization Procedures
11
Percutaneous Coronary Interventions 17 Summary
25
Roitman EdD and Thomas P LaFontaine
40
Psychosocial Evaluation 44 Psychosocial Interventions 49 Promoting
50
Cardiovascular and Exercise Physiology
63
Acute Physiological Responses to Exercise 63 Adaptations to Exercise
73
Intensity 77 Frequency 82 Duration 82 Rate of Progression 84
84
Electrodes and Leads 91 Supraventricular Arrhythmias 92 Ventricular
99
Older Patients
121
Diabetes Mellitus
127
Cardiac Transplantation
149
Appendix A Risk Factors for CHD
155
Exercise Prescription Case Studies
164
References
170
Index
205
About the AACVPR
213

Summary
106

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About the author (2006)

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is the worldwide leader in promoting the value and practice of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation. AACVPR's mission is improving the quality of life for patients and their families by reducing morbidity, mortality, and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research, and aggressive disease management.

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