Cardiac Rehabilitation

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William Kraus, Steven Keteyian
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 27, 2007 - Medical - 307 pages
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The era of cardiac rehabilitation in the United States dates back at least thirty years, when Herman Hellerstein at Case Western Reserve, Andy Wallace at Duke and Ken Cooper in Dallas envisioned that a comprehensive lifestyle approach to the rehabi- tation and prevention of patients having had a cardiac event would potentially yield great benefits for the individual patient and the health care system. Until that time, the thought of vigorous exercise in the cardiac patient soon after an event was close to anathema. One of us (WEK) was introduced to Herman Hellerstein in Cleveland in the late 1960’s, when his father sought medical opinion from him for a cardiac condition. WEK was introduced to Andy Wallace in 1979 by which time the latter had started a multidisciplinary, geographically regional cardiac rehabilitation program at Duke based upon consultations with Hellerstein and Cooper. By then, cardiac rehab- itation was progressing beyond the vision of exercise only, and since then the concept of cardiac rehabilitation has grown into the comprehensive multidisciplinary program that we know today and that we attempt to describe in this volume. The practice of cardiac rehabilitation has grown and metamorphosed in the last thirty years in parallel with the growth and metamorphosis of the practice of card- vascular medicine. During the formative stages of cardiac rehabilitation, the use of coronary care units was in its infancy. The coronary artery bypass operation was less than ten years old. The LIMA bypass had not been invented.

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1 Introduction
2 Principles for Prescribing Exercise in Cardiovascular Disease
3 Nutrition in Cardiac Rehabilitation
4 Weight Management in Patients with Established Cardiovascular Disease
5 Assessment and Management of Depression in Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients
6 Managing Stress to Manage Heart Disease
7 Use of Readiness for Change in Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs
The Prescription that Every Smoker Should be Given
15 Exercise in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
16 Exercise as a Therapeutic Intervention for Hypertension
17 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiac Rehabilitation in Clinical Practice
18 Pulmonary Issues Related to Cardiac Rehabilitation
19 Exercise Rehabilitation for Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease
20 Dealing with Arthritis as a Comorbidity in Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs
21 Cardiac Rehabilitation for Elderly Cardiac Patients
Optimizing Referrals and Introducing Disease Management

9 Utility of Graded Exercise Testing in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Setting
10 Graded Exercise Testing
A Primer and Case Analysis
12 Role of the 6Minute Walk Test in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Statins and the Rationale for Implementation of LipidLowering Therapy
Diabetes and Hypertension
23 The Role of the PhysicianMedical Director in Cardiac Rehabilitation
24 Assessment and Treatment of Risk in the Clinic Setting
25 Cardiac Rehabilitation Staffing
26 Reimbursement Issues

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Steven J Keteyian is the Program Director of Preventive Cardiology, Henry Ford Heart & Vascular Institute in Detroit. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI and Clinical Professor of Exercise Science, School of Health Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester, MI. In addition to receiving his Ph.D. from Wayne State University, Dr. Keteyian received his masters degree from the University of Northern Colorado and his undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State Colleges.Born in Detroit, Dr. Keteyian began working at Henry Ford Hospital in 1981, where the focus of his research and clinical duties currently involve patient's with heart failure. In addition, he is actively involved with human performance issues and the role of exercise and physical activity in the primary and secondary prevention of disease.Dr. Keteyian, is the founding and current editor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, a journal devoted to the application of exercise physiology across the spectrum of chronic diseases. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Fellow of the American College of Sports medicine; a member of the American Physiological Society; and a member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.Dr. Keteyian has published more than 40 articles and chapters in books. His involvement with this textbook is his third academic endeavor for graduate and undergraduate students entering the field of exercise physiology. Dr. Keteyian also writes a weekly column on Health and Fitness in the Detroit News.

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