Illustrated throughout with practical algorithms and photographic figures
Includes practical chapters designed to aid assimilation of the material
Goes deeper than a general treatment, covering the detailed practicalities of managing individual patients
Chapters formatted to facilitate quick reference
Uniquely, provides guidance on selecting treatment strategies for patients with specific cardiovascular issues
This book fulfills the need for practical guidance among all professionals involved in the management of these patients, from residents and fellows of cardiology and internal medicine, surgical teams, physiotherapy professionals, critical care physicians and family medicine practitioners.
The thoroughly updated content takes into account recent developments in cardiac rehabilitation, and incorporates practical advice on how to use guidelines in clinical practice.
There will be one new chapter on patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy and all the others will be updated to keep up-to-date with the guidelines and current practice.
Cardiac rehabilitation is of key importance to ameliorate long-term morbidity and mortality resulting from cardiac diseases and events. However, much of the current literature is dense, unwelcoming and academic in style and format. For those physicians understanding the scope of cardiacrehabilitation there is a need to distill the guidelines and various management options available to them into a concise practical manual. Up until now, all references have looked at the general options, but there is definite need to investigate the practicalities of individual patient groups.
Univ. Prof. Dr. Josef Niebauer, MBA is a specialist in internal medicine, cardiology and sports medicine. He heads the Institute of preventive and rehabilitative sports medicine at the Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg and is also responsible for the Olympic Centre Salzburg-Rif.