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Exercise Testing and Interpretation

Exercise Testing and Interpretation
A Practical Approach

  • Date Published: August 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521648424

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  • This 2001 book provides a practical and systematic approach to the acquisition, interpretation, and reporting of physiologic responses to exercise. Pulmonologists, cardiologists, and sports physicians, as well as respiratory therapists and other allied health professionals will find this book an indispensable resource when learning to select proper instruments, identify the most appropriate test protocols, and integrate and interpret physiologic response variables. The final chapter presents clinical cases to illuminate useful strategies for exercise testing and interpretation. Useful appendices offer laboratory forms, algorithms and calculations, as well as answers to FAQs. A glossary of terms, symbols, and definitions is also included. Exercise Testing and Interpretation: A Practical Approach offers clearly defined responses (both normal and abnormal) to over thirty performance variables including aerobic, cardiovascular, ventilatory, and gas-exchange variables. Practical, portable, and easy-to-read, this essential guidebook can be used as a complement to more detailed books on the topic, or stand on its own.

    • Clearly presented and illustrated in easy-to-use handbook format
    • Includes detailed appendices with algorithms, calculations, and a glossary
    • Includes case histories and templates for writing reports
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    'Would it quell the anxiety I usually experience when faced with an exercise test report? The answer is a … yes. The book takes the reader steadily through the indications for exercise testing, technical aspects of their conduct and the maintenance of exercise testing equipment.' Chronic Respiratory Disease Journal

    'The authors succeeded in using their rich experience in exercise testing to offer a practical and systematic approach to the acquisition, interpretation and reporting of physiologic and pathophysiologic responses to exercise, to the benefit of cardiologists, pneumonologists and sports physicians.' Acta Cardiologica

    'Would it quell the anxiety I usually experience when faced with an exercise test report? The answer is a qualified yes. The book takes the reader steadily through the indications for exercise testing, technical aspects of their conduct and the maintenance of exercise testing equipment … both a readable guide to the area and a reference volume to dip into for specific information.' Chronic Respiratory Disease Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521648424
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 187 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 99 b/w illus. 67 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Instrumentation
    3. Testing procedures
    4. Response variables
    5. Data integration and interpretation
    6. Illustrative cases and reports
    Appendix A. Glossary (terms, symbols, definitions)
    Appendix B. Calculations and conversions
    Appendix C. Reference values
    Appendix D. Laboratory forms
    Appendix E. Reporting and results
    Appendix F. Frequently asked questions
    Appendix G. XT Support ServicesTM.

  • Authors

    Christopher B. Cooper, University of California, Los Angeles

    Thomas W. Storer, El Camino Community College, Los Angeles

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