Selected Topics in Exercise Cardiology and Rehabilitation

  • A. Raineri
  • J. J. Kellermann
  • V. Rulli

Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. J. P. Broustet, J. F. Cherrier, J. Hilaire, P. Guern
    Pages 33-48
  3. J. P. Broustet, J. F. Cherrier, P. Martin Neuville, P. Guern
    Pages 49-58
  4. J. J. Kellermann, Ch. Lapidot, E. Ben-Ari, M. Hayet, Y. Drory
    Pages 59-74
  5. Elizabeth L. Cay
    Pages 75-104
  6. Ezra A. Amsterdam, Anthony D. DeMaria, Lawrence J. Laslett, Dean T. Mason
    Pages 209-219
  7. A. Raineri, G. Mercurio, A. M. Milito, P. Assennato
    Pages 221-232
  8. P. Assennato, E. Hoffmann, A. Raineri
    Pages 243-252
  9. Lars Wilhelmsen, John Wikstrand, Göran Berglund, Ingemar Wallentin
    Pages 253-264
  10. A. Strano, S. Novo, G. Davi’, G. Avellone, A. Pinto
    Pages 265-276
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 277-279

About this book


In this book the lectures of the first course of the International School of Cardiology at Ettore Majorana are presented. It is difficult to reflect in a publication of this kind the atmosphere and spirit of this postgraduate course. Moreover, the beautiful scenery of Erice and its surroundings, celebrated by ancient Greek poets, can never be described by the editors of this book. The purpo~e of this course was to deepen our knowledge accumulated todate on the subjects of non-invasive cardio­ circulatory assessment and the analysis of the comprehensive approach to cardiac rehabilitation. The clinical value of exercise testing, echo-cardiography, scintigraphy, systolic time intervals have been discussed, as well as the tasks of exercise training, surgery and drugs in the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. The problems of arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden death have been touched on, as well as early m~bilization after myocardial infarction, the use of digoxin and beta blockers and finally, the controversies in cardiac rehabilitation.


arrhythmia cardiology coronary heart disease drugs heart heart disease myocardial infarction prevention rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Raineri
    • 1
  • J. J. Kellermann
    • 2
  • V. Rulli
    • 3
  1. 1.Fisiopatologia CardiovascolareUniversità di Palermo, PoliclinicoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Cardiac Evaluation and Rehabilitation InstituteThe Chaim Sheba Medical CenterTel HashomerIsrael
  3. 3.Centro Malattie CardiovascolariOspedale S. CamilloRomeItaly

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