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Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation: Including Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications, 3rd Edition

Rieger, Brian W. B.S., M.S., Reviewer

Section Editor(s): Berry, Michael J. Ph.D., FACSM, Reviewer

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: July 2000 - Volume 32 - Issue 7 - p 1364
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Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation: Including Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications, 3rd Edition Authors: WASSERMAN, Karlman, M.D., Ph.D. (UCLA); HANSEN, James E., M.D. (UCLA); SUE, Darryl Y., M.D. (UCLA); CASABURI, Richard, Ph.D., M.D. (UCLA); WHIPP, Brian J., Ph.D., D.Sc. (St George’s Hospital Medical School, London) Bibliographic Data: (ISBN: 0–683-30646–4, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999) 556 pages, hard cover Audiences: Exercise Physiologists, Cardiologists, StudentsSubjects: Sports Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonology Other Info: The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

DESCRIPTION: This is the third edition of an in-depth look at the physiology and pathophysiology of exercise performance. Along with the most recent information on research in this area, the authors offer applied case presentations in a new chapter. PURPOSE: The purpose is to identify the importance of measuring gas exchange in the evaluation of cardiovascular and lung function and cellular respiration. This is also a practical look at the pathophysiology of disorders contributing to low exercise tolerance. AUDIENCE: This advanced level, comprehensive book is written for physiologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, and physicians interested in the area of physiology and pathophysiology of exercise. ASSESSMENT: The usefulness of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in diagnosis, prevention, and prescription of exercise is well documented. This edition contains up-to-date information and advances by leading authorities in the field. Although not aesthetically pleasing, tables and figures provide clear and concise information for the reader. This book is an excellent source for cardiopulmonary exercise testing and its applications. SCORE: Weighted Numerical Score: 97 - *****

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