Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition

Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

3rd Edition

By Ellen Hillegass, EdD, PT, CCS, FAACVPR, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Physical Therapy, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Consultant


Section 1: Anatomy and Physiology

1. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems

2. Physiology of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems

Section 2: 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 3: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

8. Cardiovascular Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

9. Electrocardiography

10. Pulmonary Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

Section 4: Surgical Interventions, Monitoring, and Support

11. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Interventions

12. Thoracic Organ Transplantation: Heart, Heart-Lung, and Lung

13. Monitoring and Life-Support Equipment

Section 5: Pharmacology

14. Cardiovascular Medications

15. Pulmonary Medications

Section 6: 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

20. Outcome Measures: A Guide for the Evidence-Based Practice of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy