- Describes an innovative integrative approach to the prevention and treatment of cardiac disorders
- Highlights the role of metabolic cardiology, low-dose medicine, and lifestyle adaptations
- Provides a wealth of information useful in daily practice
This book is a detailed guide to a new integrative approach to the prevention and treatment of various cardiac disorders and risk factors, including coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. This approach combines various strategies,including metabolic cardiology, low-dose medicine, exercise programs, stress management programs, evaluation for inherited risk factors, and various other healing modalities. Metabolic cardiology focuses on the prevention, management, and treatment of cardiovascular disease at thecellular level through biochemical interventions with nutritional supplements that can promote energy production in the heart. Low-dose medicine, on the other hand, interprets pathological phenomena as an imbalance in intercellular signaling that may be corrected through theadministration of low physiological doses of messenger molecules. Therapies outside of mainstream medicine may also be deployed in integrative cardiology, for example acupuncture, herbal medicine, and homeopathy. Integrative Cardiology will be of interest to all practitionerswishing to learn about an approach that incorporates the incredible advances in medication and technology with a focus on nutrition, lifestyle, and mind–body influences.
Massimo Fioranelli is Associate Professor of Physiology at the Marconi University in Rome, and Director of "Centro Cuore" at the "Mater Dei" Clinic in Rome since 2006. After graduating in Medicine in 1984 and specializing in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in 1993, he worked at theMaimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, directed by Prof. Jacob Shani, and has taught at the Punjab Technical University, Punjab, India, between 2010 and 2014. He is Editor in chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Microinflammation and Journal of Integrative Cardiology. Heedited various books with Springer, targeting both academic, high-level professionals in Cardiology and Physiology, and readers of popular science. Currently his main interests focus on low dose medicine, topic often addressed during various symposia held annually about integrativemedicine.