Pollock's Textbook of Cardiovascular Disease and Rehabilitation

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Pollock's Textbook of Cardiovascular Disease and RehabilitationJ. Larry Durstine, Geoffrey E. Moore, Michael J. LaMonte, Barry A. Franklin
2nd Edition
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432 pages

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Pollock’s Textbook of Cardiovascular Disease and Rehabilitation honors the legacy of the late Michael L. Pollock, PhD (1936-1998). Pollock, an innovative and influential cardiac researcher and clinician, was highly regarded for his substantial educational and scientific contributions to the field of exercise science and sports medicine. This text presents an approach to cardiovascular disease rehabilitation as comprehensive as the vision that Dr. Pollock so passionately pursued during his 35-year career.

Pollock's Textbook of Cardiovascular Disease and Rehabilitation addresses developing topics encompassing all aspects of the cardiovascular system. This text breaks away from Medicare-driven reimbursement paradigms for “cardiac rehabilitation” to discuss the entire cardiovascular system, not only coronary heart disease. In doing so, it provides a much-needed perspective for health professionals and their patients, especially those patients who need help but do not fit traditional entry criteria for cardiac rehabilitation.

The text’s editors, each a premier cardiovascular science expert, have selected an internationally recognized list of contributors to provide the deliberate and systematic coverage of cardiovascular topics in five comprehensive parts. They begin by laying a foundation that covers the historical and epidemiologic overview of the evolution and current state of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This consists of a discussion of the use of exercise as medicine as well as a description of interventions, clinical guidelines, and outcomes.

The text continues by addressing pathophysiology, diagnosis of conditions (such as peripheral arterial disease, stroke, and aneurysm), and medical management strategies. Readers will find a current pharmacologic review of medications, the mechanism of action, side effects, and exercise interactions, in addition to current surgical techniques. They will also find an entire chapter dedicated to heart disease in women. Often overshadowed by the attention given to cancer, heart disease is the predominant killer of women, yet few texts cover the topic as thoroughly as Pollock's Textbook. Because the female population presents specific concerns and cardiovascular complications, this chapter alerts physicians and health practitioners of the elements they must consider when managing heart disease in these patients.

Once readers understand the theories behind diagnosis and management of CVD, they are led through the facets of lifestyle issues associated with CVD. Research-based information provides outlines for endurance, strength, and flexibility training specific to CVD; nutrition and dietary factors as well as pharmacotherapies associated with reducing CVD risk; and rehabilitation strategies for specific cardiovascular conditions. More specific information follows on common comorbidities and complicating circumstances associated with cardiovascular disease. Part IV of the text is dedicated entirely to this aspect of the disease. The first half of the part focuses on the range of comorbidities including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and dyslipidemia; the second half discusses complicating circumstances such as arthritis, psychosocial risk, complications due to stroke, neuropsychiatric disorders, and aspects of sleep. These risk factors are important for physicians to consider in the evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, particularly as they are planning rehabilitation programs. The text concludes with a more practical-based part to help those readers understand the rehabilitation process and apply the research to specific cardiovascular conditions.

Pollock's Textbook on Cardiovascular Disease and Rehabilitation is a comprehensive text that seeks to honor the late Dr. Michael Pollock. The text reflects the growth of the profession by assisting all health professionals who continue to focus, in both research and practice, on finding answers to alleviate cardiovascular disease. By bringing readers the current research on developing topics, both scientific and clinical, the text manages to break the traditional mold and move into a broader area focused on the cardiovascular system as a whole.

About the Authors

J. Larry Durstine, PhD, is a distinguished professor and chair in the department of exercise science at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. He is also codirector of the university’s preventive exercise program.

Dr. Durstine has focused his academic and research career on cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation. He has used his years of experience in cardiovascular rehabilitation programming to mentor both professionals and students in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation.

A coeditor for ACSM’s Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Dr. Durstine is a past president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). He and his wife, Linda, reside in Columbia. In his free time, Durstine enjoys home remodeling projects and woodworking. He also enjoys running, water skiing, and snow skiing.

Geoffrey E. Moore, MD, is a founder and director of the Cayuga Center for Healthy Living, a comprehensive lifestyle medicine service based in Ithaca, New York. As an exercise scientist and sports medicine internist, Dr. Moore has developed both clinical and research expertise in basic and applied physiology, chronic medical diseases, musculoskeletal injuries, physiology of exercise intolerance, and lifestyle modification. He has eight years of experience as medical director of cardiac rehabilitation programs and 14 years of basic and applied research focused on mechanisms of exercise intolerance.

Dr. Moore is a coeditor for ACSM’s Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, an ACSM fellow, a member of Health and Science Policy Committee, and the vice chair of the Family Health Issues Committee for the Medical Society of the State of New York. He resides in Ithaca and enjoys windsurfing, running, and cross-country skiing in his free time.

Michael J. LaMonte, PhD, is an assistant professor of epidemiology in the department of social and preventive medicine at the University of Buffalo in New York. Previously, Dr. LaMonte served as the director of epidemiologic research at the Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas, and director of the Exercise Testing Laboratory at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. LaMonte’s research has focused on the role of physical activity and functional capacity in the prevention and management of chronic diseases with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease. Additional research interests include the use of noninvasive cardiovascular tests such as exercise testing, electron-beam-computed tomography, carotid artery ultrasound, and arterial reactivity for assessing the structural and functional significance of subclinical cardiovascular disease and its subsequent relationship with clinical cardiovascular disease events.

Dr. LaMonte enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and watching college sports. When outdoors, he enjoys jogging, snowshoeing, gardening, and tennis.

Barry A. Franklin, PhD, is the director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Laboratories at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. In addition, he serves as a professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

During his more than three decades of clinical experience in cardiac rehabilitation, Dr. Franklin has authored over 500 scientific and clinical publications and book chapters and is the coauthor of Take a Load Off Your Heart with Joe Piscatella (Workman Publishing). He also serves on the editorial boards of 15 scientific and clinical journals, including the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Preventive Cardiology, Chest, American Journal of Cardiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Franklin was president of the American Heart Association (AHA), Greater Midwest Affiliate, and vice chair for the AHA Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism. He is a past president of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has also served as editor in chief of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and as an expert panel member for Cardiac Rehabilitation Guidelines, NHLBI/AHCPR. His recognitions include the Award of Meritorious Achievement from the American Heart Association (2006), AACVPR’s Michael L. Pollock Excellence in Research Award (2004), and ACSM’s Citation Award (2002).

Dr. Franklin and his wife, Linda, live in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Reading for professional development, distance walking, golf, and travel are his favorite leisure pursuits.

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A key reference for cardiovascular rehabilitation specialists or students, as well as physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and exercise physiologists. May also be used as a textbook for graduate courses discussing cardiovascular disease and rehabilitation

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