Key Features

  • Case studies in exercise physiology throughout text.
  • Open-ended questions at end of each chapter encourage students to explore common situations facing exercise and human physiologists.
  • Bibliography at end of each chapter directs students to further reading resources.
  • Summaries at start of each chapter and multiple choice questions with explanatory answers at end of book aid revision and help students test their knowledge.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION

After reading this Chapter, you should appreciate that absolute work capacity is ultimately limited by cardiovascular performance, understand the overall cardiovascular changes that occur during acute exercise and be ready to track the mechanisms that underlie these changes through the succeeding Chapters. * THE WHOLE-BODY RESPONSE TO EXERCISE

Chapter 2 - CARDIAC ACTIVATION

After reading this Chapter, you should understand the functional characteristics that allow the heart to operate efficiently at rest and during exercise, appreciate how the electrocardiogram can be used to obtain information on the normal heart and be able to recognise the main cardiac arrhythmias that are likely exclusion criteria for participation in exercise programmes. * REVISION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR AN EFFECTIVE HEART * DERIVATION OF ECG FROM THIS DESIGN * ARRHYTHMIAS IN THE NORMAL HEART *
RECOGNITION OF ARRHYTHMIAS THAT MAY PRECLUDE * EXERCISE

Chapter 3 – CARDIAC OUTPUT

After reading this Chapter, you should understand the factors that determine cardiac output, know the mechanisms by which cardiac output is increased during exercise, know the importance of intraventricular turbulence and be able to assess which methods for non-invasive measurement of cardiac output are most appropriate for use at rest and during exercise. * FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO CARDIAC OUTPUT DURING * EXERCISE * MAXIMUM CARDIAC OUTPUT DURING EXERCISE * IMPORTANCE OF CARDIAC TURBULENCE * PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO MEASUREMENT OF CARDIAC OUTPUT

Chapter 4 - BLOOD PRESSURE

After reading this Chapter, you should understand the factors that determine arterial blood pressure, be able to predict how systolic, diastolic and pulse pressures will be changed by altered cardiac performance and peripheral resistance, and be able to assess which methods for measurement of blood pressure are most appropriate for use during exercise. * DETERMINATION OF SYSTOLIC AR

Details

No. of pages:
200
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443069659
Electronic ISBN:
9781455725120