Uniquely balanced in its coverage of cardiac and pulmonary systems in health and dysfunction, this student-friendly text includes a new holistic perspective on providing care. Based on the latest scientific literature and research, the text sets the foundation with strong A&P, assessment and intervention coverage. The focus of the rehabilitation section is on the patient, detailing therapy guidelines for patients with acute, chronic and critical care conditions, while also addressing special patient population, such as pediatrics and the elderly. The fourth edition expands its coverage of secondary conditions and has additional content on health care trends related to evidence-based management to promote cost-effective management. The concept of oxygen transport is interwoven throughout.Integrates real-life, clinical cases within the textbook to enable the reader to apply concepts covered in the chapter.Content covers the spectrum from acute to long-term conditions.Covers secondary cardiovascular/cardiopulmonary conditions as well as primary conditions.Special topics are highlighted at the end to keep abreast of new directions and initiatives in the specialty.Focuses on evidence-based medicine to bridge the gap between the importance of research to reimbursement.