Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

4th Edition - March 22, 2016

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  • Author: Ellen Hillegass
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323430548
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323340311

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Improve your understanding of the cardiopulmonary system with Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 4th Edition. Based on best practices prescribed in The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, this new edition provides comprehensive coverage of anatomy, physiology, and cardiopulmonary assessment, along with expanded chapters on the growing topics of early mobilization of the ICU patient and acute care management. Using a practical approach, expert author Ellen Hillegass also discusses pathophysiology, pharmacology, and interventions in the outpatient setting.

Key Features

  • Evidence-based content reflects the latest research in the field and incorporates the use of ICF.
  • Material uses best practices defined by the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Clinical tips give you real-world hints and suggestions from practicing clinicians.

Table of Contents


    Section I – Anatomy and Physiology
    1. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems
    2. Physiology of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems

    Section II – Pathophysiology
    3. Ischemic Cardiovascular Conditions and Other Vascular Pathologies
    4. Cardiac Muscle Dysfunction and Failure
    5. Restrictive Lung Dysfunction
    6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
    7. Cardiopulmonary Implications of Specific Diseases

    Section III – Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
    8. Cardiovascular Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
    9. Electrocardiography
    10. Pulmonary Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

    Section IV – Surgical Interventions, Monitoring, and Support
    11. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Interventions
    12. Thoracic Organ Transplantation: Heart and Lung
    13. Monitoring and Life-Support Equipment

    Section V – Pharmacology
    14. Cardiovascular Medications
    15. Pulmonary Medications

    Section VI – Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Intervention
    16. Examination and Assessment Procedures
    17. Interventions for Acute Cardiopulmonary Conditions
    18. Interventions and Prevention Measures for Individuals with Cardiovascular Disease or Risk of Disease
    19. Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    20. Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
    21. The Lymphatic System
    22. Outcome Measures: A Guide for the Evidence-Based Practice of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 736
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2016
  • Published: March 22, 2016
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323430548
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323340311

About the Author

Ellen Hillegass

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Physical Therapy, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Consultant

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