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Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

An Evidence-Based Approach


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Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach by Lawrence P. Cahalin
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This title offers everything you need to prepare for real-world practice in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. Designed for the required cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy course in the physical therapy curriculum, this book/CD-ROM package features the latest evidence-based practice guidelines, case studies, and an international perspective section relative to clinical practice. The Second Edition features a new full-color format, a CD-ROM with review questions and video-clips, and new laboratory activities valuable to PT students.

Table of Contents

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach, 2nd Ed. Part 1. Introduction 1. History of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 2. History and Use of the Guide Part 2. Basic Medical Science 3. Essentials of Exercise Physiology 4. Anatomy of the Cardiopulmonary System 5. Physiology of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems 6. Cardiovascular Pathophysiology 7. Pulmonary Pathology 8. Medications Part 3. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Assessment 9. Pulmonary Examination 10. Cardiovascular Evaluation 11. Electrocardiography 12. Evaluation of the Patient Intolerance to Exercise Part 4. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease as Co-Morbidity 13. Cardiopulmonary Concerns in the Patient with Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Deficits: An Evidence-Based Approach 14. Cardiopulmonary Concerns in the Patient with Neurological Deficits: An Evdience-Based Approach Part 5. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Interventions 15. Physical Therapy Associated with Primary Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Deconditioning 16. Physical Therapy Associated with Airway Clearance Dysfunction 17. Physical Therapy Associated with Cardiovascular Pump Dysfunction and Failure 18. Physical Therapy Associated with Respiratory Failure 19. Physical Therapy Associated with Ventilatory Pump Dysfunction and Failure 20. Physical Therapy Associated with Respiratory Failure in the Neonate 21. Physical Therapy Associated with Lymphatic System Disorders Part 6. Conclusion 22. The Future of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Author Biography

William E. "Bill" DeTurk, PT, PhD, is Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University (SUNY) in Stony Brook, New York. He also works as a Consultant to the Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the VA Medical Center in Northport, New York. Lawrence P. "Larry" Cahalin, PT, MS, CCS, is an APTA Board Certified Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist who was part of the initial 5-member panel of physical therapists who developed the APTA Preferred Practice Patterns in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. He has been actively involved in clinical research and clinical practice in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy for over 20 years and is currently Senior Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. His current research and clinical interests include the development of hypothesis-oriented algorithms for the examination and treatment of persons with heart and lung disease and better understanding breathing in persons with heart and lung disease.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
McGraw-Hill Medical
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