Epidemiology of coronary artery disease, valve disease, and need for heart surgery -- Diagnostic tests -- Preparing a patient for cardiac surgery -- Cardiopulmonary bypass -- Coronary artery bypass graft surgery -- Valve surgery -- Other surgical treatments -- Off-pump surgeries and minimally invasive techniques -- The first few hours : initial recovery -- Complications : initial postoperative period -- Transition to intermediate care -- Extended recovery timelines -- Complications : extended recovery period -- Stroke -- Discharge and cardiac rehabilitation.
Offers practical, clinical guidance on coronary and peripheral interventional cardiology through 100 well-presented case histories. Brief clinical presentations, representative illustrations optimize your understanding of these procedures and help you better recognize and manage a wide array of conditions. You'll find valuable advice on patient selection, complications, complex lesion subsets, management dilemma controversies, and much more.
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.