Based on best practices prescribed in "The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice", "Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition" provides comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology, assessment, and aspects of the cardiopulmonary systems, with a focus on their interaction. The disablement model is used in describing the eight cardiopulmonary practice patterns. Expert author Ellen Hillegass also discusses pathophysiology, pharmacology, and interventions in the outpatient setting. Incorporating Guide language, her practical approach progresses logically from basic sciences through intervention, and emphasizes lifespan considerations.
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