1st Edition

Cardiac Rehabilitation Guide to Procedures for the Twenty-first Century

Edited By Nanette Wenger Copyright 1999

    This detailed reference provides practical strategies and a scientific foundation for designing and implementing cardiac rehabilitation services to relieve the symptoms of cardiovascular disease patients through exercise training and risk reduction and secondary prevention, improve quality of life, and decrease mortality.
    Emphasizes multidisciplinary care that includes exercise training, behavioral interventions, and education and counseling regarding lifestyle changes and other aspects of secondary prevention!
    Written by world-renowned physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists, psychologists, dietitians, educators, and counselors in the field, Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • presents evidence-based medicine as the cornerstone of clinical cardiology practice
  • discusses interventions that limit the physiological and psychological effects of cardiac illness
  • offers guidelines that enable elderly patients to maintain self-sufficiency and functional independence
  • describes means of social and workplace reintegration
  • evaluates policies for maintaining high-quality care, efficacy, and safety in an atmosphere of diminishing resources
  • explains the role of managed care in moving rehabilitative care into the home, workplace, and other nontraditional sites
  • assesses new interactive technologies that aid in tracking patient data
  • gives pragmatic recommendations for the delivery of cardiac rehabilitative care in the next millenium
  • and more!
    Advocating integrated, high-quality, consistent cardiac rehabilitation services for the well-being of patients recovering from a variety of cardiovascular problems and procedures, Cardiac Rehabilitation is ideally suited for cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, primary care physicians, cardiac rehabilitation professionals, cardiac care nurses, dietitians, physical and occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, psychologists, behavioral counselors, hospital managers, health plan designers, and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students in these disciplines.
  • Overview: Charting the Course for Cardiac Rehabilitation into the 21st Century, Nanette K. Wenger

    Exercise Training

    Benefits of Exercise Training L. Kent Smith and Nanette K. Wenger
    The National Institute of Health's Consensus Conference Statement on Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health, Arthur S. Leon
    Rehabilitation Considerations in Exercise Testing, Barry A. Franklin, Amy L. Fowler, and Ken Tobin
    Exercise Prescription, Michael L. Pollock and Paulo Sergio Gomes
    Assessment for Exercise Training: Contraindications, Risk Stratification, and Safety Issues, Neil F. Gordon
    Components of Exercise Training, Ray W. Squires
    Life-Long Exercise: Counseling for Exercise Maintenance, Linda K. Hall
    Supervised Versus Unsupervised Exercise Training: Risks and Benefits, Robert F. DeBusk
    Exercise Training in Special Populations: The Elderly, Philip A. Ades
    Exercise Training in Special Populations: Women, Lauralyn B. Cannistra and Gary J. Balady
    Exercise Training in Special Populations: Heart Failure and Post-Transplantation Patients, Ileana L. Piña
    Exercise Training in Special Populations: Diabetes, Donald A. Smith and Jill Crandall
    Exercise Training in Special Populations: Obesity, Carl J. Lavie and Richard V. Milani
    Exercise Training in Special Populations: Valvular Heart Disease, Henry S. Miller
    Exercise Training in Special Populations: Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators, Robert A. Schweikert and Fredric J. Pashkow
    Peripheral Arterial Disease, Mitzi A. Ekers
    Associated Noncardiac Morbidities, Barbara J. Fletcher and Gerald F. Fletcher

    Education, Counseling, and Behavioral Interventions

    Multifactorial Cardiac Rehabilitation: Education, Counseling, and Behavioral Interventions, Erika Sivarajan Froelicher
    Matching the Intensity of Risk Factor Modification with the Hazard for Coronary Disease Events, Valentin Fuster and Thomas A. Pearson
    Scientific Basis for Multifactorial Risk Reduction: Overview with Emphasis on National Guidelines, Sanuj K. Ravindran and Philip Greenland
    Smoking Cessation and Relapse Prevention: Case Management Approaches, Nancy Houston-Miller
    Lipid-Lowering for Coronary Risk Reduction, Joan M. Fair
    Management of Hypertension, Martha N. Hill
    Weight Management and Exercise in the Treatment of Obesity, Anne M. Dattilo
    Psychosocial Risk Factors: Overview Assessment, and Intervention for Anger and Hostility, Wayne M. Sotile
    Assessment and Intervention for Depression, C. Barr Taylor and Rebecca P. Cameron
    Assessment and Intervention for Social Isolation, Carol Rogers Pitula, Matthew M. Burg, and Erika Sivarajan Froelicher
    Stress Management, Eileen M. Stuart-Shor
    Return to Work: Variables and Issues of Vocational Counseling, Diane Shea Pravikoff
    Education for Special Populations, Alan Goble
    Quality-of-Life Assessment in Secondary Prevention, Laura L. Kee

    Moving Cardiac Rehabilitation into the Next Century: Contemporary Challenges and Implementation Issues

    The New Infrastructure for Cardiac Rehabilitation Practice, Patricia McCall Comoss
    Case Management in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Barbara Tate Unger and Deidre A. Warren
    Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: Variations on a Theme, Susan Rogutski, Kathy Berra, and William Haskell
    Behavioral Change-Getting Started and Being Successful, James Prochaska and Karen Congdon
    Motivating and Empowering Patients for Self-Learning, Susan Herr Swails and Barbara H. Southard
    Adherence to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle-What Makes the Difference?, Lora E. Burke
    Measuring Program Quality-Applying Standards and Guidelines, Dwight Davis, William G. Herbert, and Carl N. King
    Streamlining and Computerizing Cardiac Rehabilitation Charting, Patricia McCall Comoss and Jody Heggestad
    Patient Outcomes in Cardiac Rehabilitation: What, Why, and When to Measure, Peg Pashkow and Cynthia L. MacDonald
    Medicolegal Issues: Practice Guidelines-Friend or Foe?, Sue Dill
    Measuring Cost-Effectiveness: Promoting Cost Saving, Martha Livingston and Charles Dennis
    Needs and Directions for Research, Nanette K. Wenger, L. Kent Smith, Erika Sivarajan Froelicher, and Patricia McCall Comoss


    Nanette K. Wenger, L. Kent Smith, Erika Sivarajan Froelicher, Patricia McCall Comoss

    …the book should be on the shelve of every centre occupied with cardiac rehabilitation because of the comprehensive and practical discussion of all aspects of exercise training and the overall multidisciplinary approach of the rehabilitation therapy.
    "-Acta Cardiologica

    The volume boasts an impressive list of contributors for many of the major cardiac centers in the country. It s readers will find that it offers a very practical and accessible format, a comprehensive review of the literature, and an extensive and well structured index. This book fills an important niche in the modern management of the patient with cardiovascular disease.
    -Texas Heart Institute Journal