Key Features

  • Evidence-based practice is demonstrated with case studies, and the latest research supports PT decision-making.
  • Real-life clinical cases show the application of concepts to evidence-based practice.
  • Holistic approach supports treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms of a disease or disorder, covering medical, physiological, psychological, psychosocial, therapeutic, practical, and methodological aspects.
  • Coverage includes both primary and secondary cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.
  • An integrated approach to oxygen transport demonstrates how the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems function together.
  • Emphasis on the terminology and guidelines of APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice keeps the book consistent with the standards for practice in physical therapy.
  • Key terms and review questions in each chapter focus your learning on important concepts.
  • The Evolve companion website includes additional resources such as a case study guide, Archie animations, color images, video clips, WebLinks, and references with links to MEDLINE abstracts.

Table of Contents

Part I: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function in Health and Disease

1. Epidemiology as a Basis for Informing Contemporary Physical Therapy Practice

2. Oxygen Transport: The Basis of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

3. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Anatomy

4. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physiology

5. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathophysiology

6. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Conditions

Part II: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: Cardiopulmonary Assessment

7. Measurement and Documentation

8. History

9. Pulmonary Function Tests

10. Arterial Blood Gases

11. Imaging of the Chest

12. Electrocardiogram Identification

13. Multisystem Assessment and Laboratory Investigations

14. Special Tests

15. Clinical Assessment of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems

16. Monitoring Systems, Catheters, and Devices in the Intensive Care Unit

Part III: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: Interventions

17. Maximizing Outcomes: Relating Interventions to an Individual's Needs

18. Mobilization and Exercise: Physiologic Bases for Assessment, Evaluation and Training  NEW!

19. Mobilization and Exercise: Testing and Training  NEW!

20. Body Positioning

21. Physiological Basis for Airway Clearance Techniques

22. Airway Clearance Interventions

23. Facilitating Ventilation Patterns and Breathing Strategies

24. Exercise Testing and Training: Primary Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Dysfunction

25. Exercise Testing and Training: Secondary Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Dysfunction

26. Respiratory Muscle Training

27. Complementary Therapies as Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Interventions

28. Patie


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About the authors

Donna Frownfelter

Affiliations and Expertise

Programs in Physical Therapy, Northwestern University; Committed to Excellence, Glenview, IL

Elizabeth Dean

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Director, Postpolio Clinic, University Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada