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Pocket Guide to Stress Testing, 2nd Edition

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Pocket Guide to Stress Testing, 2nd Edition

Dennis A. Tighe (Editor), Bryon A. Gentile (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-48175-1 September 2019 Wiley-Blackwell 440 Pages

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The go-to handbook for those performing and analysing cardiac stress tests

The stress test is key to the clinical evaluation and management of patients with known or potential cardiovascular disease. By measuring the heart's ability to respond to external stress, it can provide vital insights into the general physical condition of patients, highlighting abnormalities in blood flow, risk of coronary artery disease, and more. The Pocket Guide to Stress Testing gives cardiology professionals a complete breakdown of this everyday procedure that they can carry with them and consult on the go.

This second edition has been fully revised to reflect the most up-to-date information available on the best approaches to conducting and interpreting various forms of stress test. With chapters spanning topics such as testing guidelines, nuclear imaging techniques, and emergency and aftercare protocols, the clear and practical contents cover all aspects of the subject. This essential new text includes:

  • A complete overview of exercise stress testing, covering indications, protocols, preparation, and interpretation
  • Guidelines for the standard treadmill test, as well as for the various pharmacological stress tests for patients unable to complete an exercise ECG test
  • An extensive list of references and reading suggestions to help trainees to expand their knowledge
  • End-of-chapter summaries and new tables and illustrations
  • As the field of cardiology continues to change and develop apace, this new edition of The Pocket Guide to Stress Testing provides physicians, trainee cardiologists, and cardiac nurses with a reliable, up-to-date resource for use in everyday practice.

    Contributors xi

    Preface xiii

    Abbreviations xv

    1 Introduction 1
    Dennis A. Tighe

    2 Preparations and Precautions 21
    Bryon A. Gentile

    3 Indications 35
    Bryon A. Gentile

    4 Contraindications to Stress Testing 45
    Bryon A. Gentile

    5 Exercise Stress ECG Test Protocols 53
    Bryon A. Gentile and Dennis A. Tighe

    6 Stress ECG Testing with Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Techniques 67
    Seth T. Dahlberg and Dennis A. Tighe

    7 Stress Echocardiography 87
    Dennis A. Tighe

    8 Pharmacological Stress Testing 115
    Dennis A. Tighe

    9 Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing 141
    Bryon A. Gentile

    10 Stress Testing After Acute Coronary Syndromes 155
    Dennis A. Tighe

    11 Proper Selection of the Mode of Stress Testing 173
    Dennis A. Tighe

    12 Exercise‐induced Cardiac Arrhythmias 191
    Bryon A. Gentile

    13 Complications 221
    Bryon A. Gentile

    14 Interpretation 229
    Bryon A. Gentile and Dennis A. Tighe

    15 False‐Positive and False‐Negative Exercise ECG Test Results 267
    John B. Dickey

    16 Pediatric Exercise Testing 281
    Thomas W. Rowland and Dennis A. Tighe

    17 Follow‐up Care and Management 301
    Dennis A. Tighe

    18 Value of Exercise (Stress) ECG Testing Before Engaging in Exercise Programs or Competitive Sports 321
    Bryon A. Gentile and Dennis A. Tighe

    19 Exercise Prescriptions for Healthy Individuals and Cardiac Patients 329
    Dennis A. Tighe and Samuel A. E. Headley

    20 Computer Technology in the Field of Exercise ECG Stress Testing 359
    Dennis A. Tighe

    21 Medicolegal Aspects of Stress ECG Testing 375
    Dennis A. Tighe

    22 Educational Guide for Patients and Families 393
    Dennis A. Tighe

    Index 407