Key Features

  • Remains a world-wide leader in its field, providing comprehensive and authoritative information on all aspects of cardiopulmonary physical therapy.
  • Covers structure and function, pathology, medications, medical tests and measures, and common imaging techniques.
  • Includes practical information on electrocardiographic interpretation, pharmacology, changes with aging, and evaluation and treatment skills.

Table of Contents

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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About the authors

Scot Irwin

Affiliations and Expertise

DPT, Graduate Program in PT, North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, GA, USA