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AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual

AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual

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    AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual is the companion text to Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs. It complements and expands on the guidelines book by providing additional background material on key topics, and it presents new material concerning cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention.

    AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual combines reference-based data with practical information from the field. It applies current position statements, recommendations, and scientific knowledge from medical and scientific literature to aid in designing and developing safe, effective, and comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programs.

    Useful for practitioners as well as students and instructors who are learning and teaching key concepts, AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual provides strong background support to topics addressed in the guidelines, such as risk factors for coronary heart disease, secondary prevention, psychosocial issues, and patients with special considerations. In addition, each chapter opens with a cross-reference box so that readers know where to reference the topic in the guidelines book.

    In addition to supporting information for the guidelines, the manual contains new information to help round out cardio programs. Topics include the atherosclerotic disease process, cardiovascular and exercise physiology, exercise prescription, and the electrocardiogram.

    AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual is divided into three parts. Part I examines the development and prevention of coronary artery disease, including reduction of risk factors, psychosocial issues and strategies, and contemporary procedures for revascularization. Part II delineates the role of exercise in heart disease, including the exercise and coronary artery disease connection, cardiovascular and exercise physiology, and exercise prescription. Part III focuses on special considerations, including heart disease as it relates to women and to the elderly and considerations for people with diabetes, chronic heart failure, and heart transplants.

    AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual contains pertinent, detailed information on the topics involved in contemporary cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. Teamed with Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs, the book provides professionals and students with the full range of guidelines and background materials needed for teaching and understanding the key issues in cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention.


    American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) members, clinical cardiac specialists and subcardiac specialists, and other cardiac rehabilitation professionals. Students can use this book as a supplemental reference to a main text.

    Table of Contents

    Overview: Major Manifestations of Heart Disease
    Henry Miller
    • Coronary Heart Disease
    • Valvular Heart Disease

    Part I: Development, Intervention, and Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
    Chapter 1. Atherosclerosis
    Timothy McConnell, PhD and Troy A. Klinger, MS
    • Process of Plaque Formation
    • Acute Coronary Syndromes

    Chapter 2. Contemporary Revascularization Procedures
    Glenn N. Levine, MD
    • Coronary Arteries and CAD
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
    • Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
    • Summary

    Chapter 3. Efficacy of Secondary Prevention and Risk Factor Reduction
    Jeffrey L. Roitman, EdD and Thomas P. LaFontaine, PhD
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Prescription Drug Therapies
    • Smoking
    • Dyslipidemia
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Obesity
    • Hypertension
    • Sedentary Lifestyle
    • Psychosocial Dysfunction
    • Other Risk Factors
    • Optimizing Secondary Prevention

    Chapter 4. Psychosocial Issues and Strategies
    Matthew L. Herridge, PhD and John C. Linton, PhD
    • Psychosocial Evaluation
    • Psychosocial Interventions
    • Promoting Adherence
    • Summary

    Part II: Role of Exercise in Heart Disease
    Chapter 5.
    Exercise and the Coronary Heart Disease Connection
    Ray W. Squires, PhD and Larry F. Hamm, PhD
    • Observational Data
    • Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Coronary Death
    • Exercise Training in Established Coronary Disease
    • Risks of Acute Exercise
    • Potential Mechanisms of Exercise Benefit
    • Summary

    Chapter 6. Cardiovascular and Exercise Physiology
    Jonathon N. Myers, PhD
    • Energy Systems and Cellular Respiration
    • Cardiopulmonary Response
    • Perturbation of the Exercise Response in CVD
    • Adaptations to Exercise Training
    • Summary

    Chapter 7. Exercise Prescription
    Barry A. Franklin, PhD and Adam de Jong, MA
    • Mode
    • Intensity
    • Frequency
    • Duration
    • Rate of Progression
    • Training Specificity
    • Arm Exercise Prescription
    • Resistance Training

    Chapter 8. Electrocardiography in Heart Disease
    Shu-Fen Wung, PhD, RN
    • Electrodes and Leads
    • Supraventricular Arrhythmias
    • Ventricular Arrhythmias
    • Atrioventricular (AV) Blocks
    • Bundle Branch Blocks
    • Myocardial Infarction and Ischemia
    • ST Segment Deviations During Exercise
    • ECG Monitoring Issues During Exercise

    Part III: Special Considerations
    Chapter 9.
    Lauralynn Cannistra, MD
    • Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease
    • Evaluation of Chest Pain
    • Cardiac Risk Factors
    • Noninvasive stress testing
    • Exercise Benefits
    • Enrollment and Adherence in Exercise Programs
    • Summary

    Chapter 10. Older Patients
    Nanette K. Wenger, MD
    • Cardiovascular Physiologic Changes of Aging
    • Coronary Heart Disease
    • Risk Factor Management
    • Exercise Training

    Chapter 11. Diabetes Mellitus
    Neil F. Gordon, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Classification, Diagnosis, and Screening
    • Complications
    • Medical Management
    • Exercise Prescription

    Chapter 12. Chronic Heart Failure
    Terence Kavanagh, MD, FRCPC, FACC
    • Exercise Benefits
    • Exercise Testing
    • Exercise Training
    • Summary

    Chapter 13. Heart Transplantation
    Terence Kavanagh, MD, FRCPC, FACC
    • Physiology of the Denervated Heart
    • Exercise Responses
    • Evidence for Reinnervation
    • Exercise Training
    • Summary

    About the Author

    The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is the worldwide leader in promoting the value and practice of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation. AACVPR's mission is improving the quality of life for patients and their families by reducing morbidity, mortality, and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research, and aggressive disease management.


    ”The AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual is a necessary resource in the area of cardiac rehabilitation. It unites the work of many authors into a good reference source.”

    Richard W Pearl, MD, MPH (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)