Stress Testing: Principles and Practice

Hardcover | March 15, 2003

byMyrvin H. Ellestad

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From reviews of previous editions: "This remains...the best book to buy on the subject of exercise testing...an excellent book aimed at general physicians and cardiologists...recommended with enthusiasm."--International Journal of Cardiology "This book is to be recommended to all physicians who use exercise testing as a diagnostic or rehabilitation procedure..."--Cardiology in Practice "This is an excellent and detailed text describing the principles and practice of stress testing...I highly recommend this book for anyone involved in non-invasive cardiology."--The Journal of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Technology "The author's style is to be lauded...(He) states clearly the absolute, relative, and contraindications to stress testing...highly recommended."--Arch Phys Med Rehabil "I highly recommend this text as a well-written, integrated collection on current research, pathophysiology, and clinical applications."--Physical Therapy Although the general format of Stress Testing has not been changed in the Fifth Edition, the chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated. "Take Home" messages are sprinkled throughout the book to emphasize major concepts. The chapter on electrocardiographic changes has been completelyre-organized to highlight the importance of unconventional markers of ischemia. Two new chapters cover the role of exercise echocardiography and exercise testing in congestive heart failure. Overall, Stress Testing, Fifth Edition, remains an essential resource for cardiologists and exercise physiologists.

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From reviews of previous editions: "This remains...the best book to buy on the subject of exercise testing...an excellent book aimed at general physicians and cardiologists...recommended with enthusiasm."--International Journal of Cardiology "This book is to be recommended to all physicians who use exercise testing as a diagnostic or...

Myrvin H. Ellestad is at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, CA.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 6.3 × 9.41 × 1.3 inPublished:March 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195159284

ISBN - 13:9780195159288

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Table of Contents

1. History of Stress Testing2. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Responses to Exercise3. Physiology of Cardiac Ischemia4. Indications5. Contraindications, Risks, and Safety Precautions6. Parameters to be Measured7. Stress Echocardiography8. Stress Testing Protocol9. Memorial Heart Institute Protocol10. Stress Testing After Myocardial Infarction11. Stress Testing After Surgical Intervention and Coronary Angioplasty12. ECG Patterns and Their Significance13. Rhythm and Conduction Disturbances in Stress Testing14. Predictive Implications15. Stress Testing in Women16. Stress Testing in Congestive Heart Failure17. Chest Pain and Normal Coronary Arteries18. Blood Pressure Measurements During Exercise19. Silent Ischemia20. Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation21. Frederick W. James, MD: Pediatric Exercise Testing22. Fred Mishkin, MD: Radionuclide Techniques in Stress Testing23. Metabolic Abnormalities and Drugs24. Ronald H. Startt Selvester, MD: Computer Technology and Exercise Testing

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"This is an excellent reference of very high quality and it is probably the best source for clinical pratitioners and researchers in the field of exercise testing. The book is concise, easy to read and understand, and useful in everyday practice. This fifth edition is an importantimprovement over the previous edition because the new material carries clinical significance and impacts the way stress testing is used in the clinical practice."--Doody's