This book is a timely and thorough review of prevention, lifestyle counseling and rehabilitation for cardiologists and all physicians and other health professionals in cardiac rehabilitation teams. The Editors have gathered over 60 experts from all parts of the globe. Each highlights the role of cardiac rehabilitation and preventative cardiology from exercise testing and training, through nutrition, smoking cessation, behavioral and social support to adapted programs for newer groups with specific demands. The book emphasizes the organizational aspects of cardiac rehabilitation, including quality assurance and economic evaluation.
From Exercise Training to Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation.- The Evidence Base for Cardiac Rehabilitation.- Indications for Cardiac Rehabilitation.- Prevention Guidelines: Management of the Coronary Patient.- Cardiac Rehabilitation: Europe.- Cardiac Rehabilitation: United States.- Cardiac Rehabilitation: Canada.- Cardiac Rehabilitation: Australia.- Cardiac Rehabilitation: South Africa.- Cardiac Rehabilitation: China.- New Concepts for Early Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease.- Exercise Testing in Heart Disease.- The Molecular Base of Exercise.- Exercise and Fitness.- Exercise Testing in Coronary Heart Disease.- Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Chronic Heart Failure.- Exercise Testing in Valvular Heart Disease.- Exercise Training in Heart Disease.- Exercise Training in Coronary Heart Disease.- Exercise Training in Diabetes Mellitus: An Efficient but Underused Therapeutic Option in the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease.- Exercise Training in Heart Failure.- Exercise Training in Valvular Heart Disease.- The Role of Sports in Preventive Cardiology.- Advising Patients with Cardiac Disease and after Cardiac Interventions about Sports Activities.- Nutrition.- Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease: Impact of Nutrition on the Risk of Fatal Complications and Importance of the Concept of Omega-3 Deficiency.- Nutrition Counseling for Diabetic Patients.- Nutritional Counseling for Overweight Patients and Patients with Metabolic Syndrome.- Nutritional Counseling: Practical Models.- Tobacco Addiction.- The Burden of Smoking on Cardiovascular Disease.- The Role of Tobacco Dependence and Addiction.- Treatment of Tobacco Dependency.- Psychological and Behavioral Support.- Psychosocial Aspects in Prevention and Rehabilitation.- Health-Related Quality of Life in Cardiac Patients.- Depression Following Myocardial Infarction: Prevalence, Clinical Consequences, and Patient Management.- Educating Cardiac Patients and Relatives.- Stress Management.- Adherence to Health Recommendations.- Social and Caring Support.- Prevention Programs: The Role of the Nurse.- Heart Failure Rehabilitation: The Role of the Nurse.- Returning to Work after Myocardial Infarction.- Return to Work after Coronary Interventions.- Sexual Counseling of the Cardiac Patient.- Cognitive Behavioral Rehabilitation for Angina.- National Heart Foundations, European Heart Network.- Long-Term Maintenance Programs.- New Models of Care and Support.- Adapted Programs for Special Groups.- Cardiac Rehabilitation in Congenital Heart Disease.- Gender Issues in Rehabilitation.- Rehabilitation in Elderly Patients.- Cardiac Rehabilitation in Chronic Heart Failure.- Rehabilitation after Cardiac Transplantation.- Rehabilitation in Patients with Implantable Devices.- Rehabilitation in Peripheral Vascular Disease.- Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness in the Corporate Setting.- Pharmacotherapy, Organization, Evaluation.- Pharmacotherapy in Prevention and Rehabilitation.- Rehabilitation Modalities.- Developing Cardiac Rehabilitation Services: From Policy Development to Staff Training Programs.- Safety Aspects of Cardiac Rehabilitation.- Communication: Automatic Referral to Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation.- Future Developments in Preventive Cardiology: The EUROACTION Project.- Outcome Measurement and Audit.- Economic Evaluation of Cardiac Rehabilitation.