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Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

A Guide to Practice

Since publication of the third edition of this popular text, significant changes have occurred in physical therapy education. In keeping with these changes, this new fourth edition corresponds exactly with the Practice Patterns of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Readers will find a completely transformed and rewritten text, with chapter-by-chapter coverage of each practice pattern - making this book unique in the field. This newly integrated and up-to-date book will be the text of choice for an entire generation of physical therapists the world over.
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Published: April 2004

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-01840-1


  • I. Basic Sciences
    1. Cardiovascular Structure and Function
    2. Respiratory Physiology: Structure, Function, and Integrative Responses to Intervention with Special Emphasis on the Ventilatory Pump
    3. Normal and Abnormal Cardiopulmonary Responses to Exercise
    4. Cardiopulmonary Changes with Aging

    II. Medical Sciences
    5. Cardiac Disease and Pathophysiology
    6. Common Pulmonary Diseases
    7. Cardiac and Pulmonary Tests and Measures*
    8. Drug Therapy of Common Cardiac Disorders
    9. Pulmonary Pharmacology

    III. Physical Therapy
    10. Primary Prevention and Risk Reduction for Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Disorders—Preferred Practice Pattern 6A
    11. The Patient with Deconditioning—Preferred Practice Pattern 6B*
    12. The Patient with Airway Clearance Dysfunction—Preferred Practice Pattern 6C*
    13. The Patient with Cardiovascular Pump Dysfunction/Failure—Preferred Practice Pattern 6D*
    14. The Patient with Ventilatory Pump Dysfunction/Failure—Preferred Practice Pattern 6E*
    15. The Patient with Respiratory Failure—Preferred Practice Pattern 6F*
    16. Respiratory Failure in the Neonate—Preferred Practice Pattern 6G*
    17. The Patient with Lymphatic System Disorder—Preferred Practice Pattern 6H*



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