Stress Testing: Principles and Practice

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From reviews of previous editions:
"This remains...the best book to buy on the subject of exercise testing...an excellent book aimed at general physicians and cardiologists...recommended with enthusiasm."--International Journal of Cardiology
"This book is to be recommended to all physicians who use exercise testing as a diagnostic or rehabilitation procedure..."--Cardiology in Practice
"This is an excellent and detailed text describing the principles and practice of stress testing...I highly recommend this book for anyone involved in non-invasive cardiology."--The Journal of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Technology
"The author's style is to be lauded...(He) states clearly the absolute, relative, and contraindications to stress testing...highly recommended."--Arch Phys Med Rehabil
"I highly recommend this text as a well-written, integrated collection on current research, pathophysiology, and clinical applications."--Physical Therapy
Although the general format of Stress Testing has not been changed in the Fifth Edition, the chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated. "Take Home" messages are sprinkled throughout the book to emphasize major concepts. The chapter on electrocardiographic changes has been completely re-organized to highlight the importance of unconventional markers of ischemia. Two new chapters cover the role of exercise echocardiography and exercise testing in congestive heart failure.
Overall, Stress Testing, Fifth Edition, remains an essential resource for cardiologists and exercise physiologists.
 

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Contents

1 History of Stress Testing
1
2 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Responses to Exercise
11
3 Physiology of Cardiac Ischemia
43
4 Indications
77
5 Contraindications Risks and Safety Precautions
85
6 Parameters to Be Measured
103
7 Stress Echocardiography
127
8 Stress Testing Protocol
135
14 Predictive Implications
271
15 Stress Testing in Women
309
16 Exercise Testing in Congestive Heart Failure
319
17 Chest Pain and Normal Coronary Arteries
327
18 Blood Pressure Measurements During Exercise
335
19 Silent Myocardial Ischemia
353
20 Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
367
21 Pediatric Exercise Testing
381

9 Memorial Heart Institute Protocol
157
10 Stress Testing After Myocardial Infarction
169
11 Stress Testing After Surgical Intervention and Coronary Angioplasty
179
12 ECG Patterns and Their Significance
189
13 Rhythm and Conduction Disturbances in Stress Testing
241
22 Radionuclide Techniques in Stress Testing
413
23 Metabolic Abnormalities and Drugs
481
24 Computer Technology and Exercise Testing
513
Index
535
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About the author (2003)

Myrvin H. Ellestad is the Director of Research at the Memorial Heart Institute, Long Beach, Memorial Medical Center; and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine.

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