Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

  • Joep Perk
  • Helmut Gohlke
  • Irene Hellemans
  • Philippe Sellier
  • Peter Mathes
  • Catherine Monpère
  • Hannah McGee
  • Hugo Saner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Rod S. Taylor, Kate Jolly
      Pages 9-18
    3. Peter Mathes
      Pages 19-25
    4. L. Vanhees, M. Martens, S. Beloka, A. Stevens, A. Avram, Dan Gaita
      Pages 30-33
    5. Nanette K. Wenger
      Pages 34-36
    6. Terence Kavanagh
      Pages 37-40
    7. Michael V. Jelinek, Stephen J. Bunker
      Pages 41-43
    8. Wayne E. Derman
      Pages 44-47
    9. David R. Thompson, Cheuk-Man Yu
      Pages 48-51
    10. Sigmund Silber, Peter Mathes
      Pages 52-64
  3. Exercise Testing in Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-66
    2. Rainer Hambrecht
      Pages 67-76
    3. Jonathan Myers
      Pages 77-87
    4. Stamatis Adamopoulos, Katerina Fountoulaki, John T. Parissis
      Pages 88-98
    5. Alain Cohen-Solal, Florence Beauvais, Jean Yves Tabet
      Pages 99-109
    6. Christa Gohlke-Bärwolf
      Pages 110-120
  4. Exercise Training in Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-124
    2. Helmut Gohlke
      Pages 125-137
    3. Stephen Gielen, Josef Niebauer, Rainer Hambrecht
      Pages 142-155
    4. Christa Gohlke-Bärwolf
      Pages 156-162
    5. Hans H. Bjørnstad, Tor H. Bjørnstad, Yngvar Ommundsen
      Pages 163-169
    6. Hans H. Bjørnstad, Asle Hirth, Saied Nadirpour, Britt Undheim
      Pages 170-178
  5. Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-180
    2. Bénédicte Vergès-Patois, Bruno Vergès
      Pages 194-200
    3. Catherine Monpére
      Pages 212-223
  6. Tobacco Addiction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Trudi P. G. Tromp-Beelen
      Pages 235-238
    3. Trudi P. G. Tromp-Beelen, Irene Hellemans
      Pages 239-244
  7. Psychological and Behavioral Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-248
    2. Gunilla Burell
      Pages 279-285
    3. Paul Bennett
      Pages 286-292
    4. David Hevey
      Pages 293-300
  8. Social and Caring Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-303
    2. Alison Cahill
      Pages 305-310
    3. Philippe Sellier
      Pages 324-329
    4. Tiny Jaarsma, Elaine E. Steinke
      Pages 330-337
    5. Robert J. Lewin
      Pages 338-341
    6. Susanne Løgstrup, Ulla-Riitta Penttilä, Silvia Aepli, Therese Junker
      Pages 342-346

About this book


Over the past decades the medical care of patients with cardiovascular disease has improved exponentially with significant benefits to mortality, morbidity and the quality of life of coronary patients. Modern cardiac rehabilitation and preventative cardiology have been and continue to be crucial to these improvements.

Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 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 highlighting 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, such as the elderly, patients with implantable devices and patients after cardiac transplantation. Importantly, much emphasis is placed on the organizational aspects of cardiac rehabilitation, including quality assurance and economic evaluation.

Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation has been carefully and thoughtfully structured to provide practical guidance for all cardiologists and other health personnel engaged in the management of cardiac patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joep Perk
    • 1
  • Helmut Gohlke
    • 2
  • Irene Hellemans
    • 3
    • 4
  • Philippe Sellier
    • 5
  • Peter Mathes
    • 6
  • Catherine Monpère
    • 7
  • Hannah McGee
    • 8
  • Hugo Saner
    • 9
  1. 1.Public Health DepartmentKalmar County, OskarshamnSweden
  2. 2.Klinische Kardiologie IIHerz-Zentrum Bad KrozingenGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Health Sciences Department of Earth SciencesVrije UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of CardiologyVrije University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Hôpital Broussais-HEGPAssistance Publique-Hôpitaux de ParisParisFrance
  6. 6.Department of CardiologyTechnical University of Munich Munich Rehabilitation CenterMünchenGermany
  7. 7.Cardiac Rehabilitation CenterBois GilbertBallan MiréFrance
  8. 8.Department of PsychologyRoyal College of Surgeons in IrelandDublinIreland
  9. 9.Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation UniversityHospital InselspitalSwitzerland

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