Coronary Artery Disease: Essentials of Prevention and Rehabilitation Programs

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Human Kinetics, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 364 pages
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Three coauthors from two of the most highly regarded U.S. schools for coronary artery disease (CAD) programs take a fresh approach to prevention and rehabilitation in Coronary Artery Disease: Essentials of Prevention and Rehabilitation Programs. Peter Brubaker, Leonard Kaminsky, and Mitchell Whaley combine real-world examples with the fundamental principles of CAD management, laying the foundation for a new way of thinking about prevention and secondary rehabilitation programs.

Supplemented by case studies, the text allows readers to follow the process of how CAD is evaluated and what interventions are used to manage this disease. Particularly, attention is given to lifestyle modifications, especially exercise programming. Tables, figures, and photographs illustrate the three-part text, which features the essentials of CAD management, related concepts, exercise testing and programming, and administrative concerns.

Part I, “Introduction to CAD Prevention and Rehabilitation,” provides a comprehensive review of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, along with coronary artery disease assessment, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

Part II, “Practical Applications to CAD Prevention and Rehabilitation,” explains the fundamentals of electrocardiography administration and interpretation as well as the essentials of physical fitness assessment (highlighting exercise testing), exercise prescription, and adaptations to chronic exercise training.

Part III, “Organization and Administration of CAD Prevention and Rehabilitation,” provides information on CAD programming based on the policies and procedures at Ball State and Wake Forest Universities. The text offers guidelines for developing CAD programs and issues for students and professors to consider.

The foundational nature of Coronary Artery Disease: Essentials of Prevention and Rehabilitation Programsmakes it an essential text for undergraduate and graduate students of exercise science. The text's comprehensive approach to CAD also makes it an excellent reference tool for health professionals in the prevention and rehabilitation field.

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About the author (2002)

Peter H. Brubaker, PhD, has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in cardiovascular disease management for 15 years. Currently, he is director of cardiac rehabilitation and associate professor of health and exercise science at Wake Forest University. Dr. Brubaker has written more than 25 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 6 book chapters relating to cardiovascular disease management. He is vice president of the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and past president of the North Carolina Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association. He is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a preventive/rehabilitative program director and serves as director of certification for ACSM exams at Wake Forest and other institutions.

His scholarly work has earned him several awards, including one for excellence in research from Wake Forest, and one for professional service from the North Carolina Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association. Additionally, Dr. Brubaker was named a fellow by the ACSM in 1997 and the AACVPR in 1993. He is a section editor for the ACSM and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitationand the Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Leonard A. Kaminsky, PhD, is a professor specializing in clinical exercise physiology at Ball State University, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise science for 17 years. He has directed adult fitness programs and cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs for 15 years. Dr. Kaminsky holds both the program director and exercise test technologist certifications from the ACSM, which named him to the first practice board for the Registry of Clinical Exercise Technologists. He also chairs the ACSM academic standards committee and is editor of the organization's metabolic calculation software. Additionally, Dr. Kaminsky has authored or coauthored 35 research manuscripts, 4 book chapters, and hundreds of presentations and abstracts, the majority of which directly involved the work of graduate students in training. The ACSM named him a fellow in 1990.

Mitchell H. Whaley, PhD, has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in clinical exercise physiology for the past 21 years. He has also directed or co-directed preventive and rehabilitation exercise programs for 18 of his 21 years of involvement in the field. Currently, he is professor of physical education at Ball State University. He is certified by the ACSM as both an exercise specialist and exercise program director. For the ACSM, Dr. Whaley serves on the board of trustees; is chair of the committee for certification and education; and has provided educational workshops and certification exams in the United States, Korea, and Belgium. He was associate clinical editor of the ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription, sixth edition.

Dr. Whaley's research interests include exercise/physical activity epidemiology and various topics related to exercise testing and prescription. He has coauthored 30 research articles and textbook chapters, has contributed more than 80 research-based presentations at professional meetings (many coauthored with his graduate students from Ball State) and has made more than 80 presentations to professional groups during the past decade. Dr. Whaley was honored in 1994 with the Visiting Scholar Award from the American College of Sports Medicine.

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