Integrative Cardiology: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Heart / Edition 1

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Everything you need to incorporate complementary and alternative therapies into traditional cardiology practice

"...a milestone in the inevitable merging of the two fields."—Dr. Andrew T. Weil, MD

Written by the leading experts in cardiology and integrative medicine, this practical resource delivers a critical and balanced assessment of the evidence for complementary alternative medicine (CAM) approaches and their use in conjunction with traditional therapies.

Comprehensive coverage includes:

  • CAM treatment modalities
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • An important overview of the mechanistic and physiologic links between CAM and the cardiovascular system
  • All categories identified by the NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) study
  • Special considerations in such vital areas as women's health, obesity, aging, and end-of-life care
  • Useful appendix that provides reliable sources of further information for both physicians and patients
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carlos D Giraldo, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This unique compilation addresses a variety of topics ranging from effects of emotional stressors to spiritual interventions to herbal therapies on cardiovascular disease.
Purpose: This book aims to educate the reader about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and its core mission to care for patients on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. As more of the population turns to CAM, conventional healthcare providers need to be familiar with the interactions of these strategies. This book provides a foundation to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the rapidly growing 36 per cent of American adults who use CAM, attempting to fill the gap left by traditional medical education.
Audience: This comprehensive manual of integrative cardiology will appeal to healthcare practitioners at all levels. Anyone interested in the field of integrative medicine can learn a great deal from this work. It is loaded with information that is useful for all levels of healthcare workers, ranging from the student to the individual trying to establish his or her own cardiac program in CAM. The end product is an authoritative work written by experts in their fields that successfully covers information relevant to a broad spectrum of healthcare providers.
Features: The authors and editors focus on the latest information about CAM, including its basics, treatment modalities, and mechanistic and physiological links to the cardiovascular system, and review common treatments that are known to impact cardiovascular health. The book starts by providing an existing model of blended medicine and the steps needed to integrate CAM into a preexisting cardiac program. The authors discuss important legal issues unique to CAM. A thought-provoking chapter covers bioenergetics, including transcendental meditation, which has been linked to reduction in cardiovascular mortality. There is intriguing information concerning acupuncture and its beneficial effects on perfusion and arterial disease. The review of herbal supplements with an evidence-based approach is among the most clinically useful. It includes many useful tables, trial references, and resources. The authors also review current knowledge regarding implications of dietary and lifestyle modifications, and forms of meditation. The exploration of stress and its physiological manifestations expands on the current understanding of its cardiovascular implications. The review of traditional Chinese medicine attempts to integrate the biophysical and metaphysical perspectives including many useful tables. The appendix provides an extensive listing of easily accessible literature useful for point-of-care referencing.
Assessment: This thorough review of CAM as it applies to the field of cardiovascular medicine provides an authoritative introduction. The authors and editors articulately summarize the facts about complementary cardiovascular medicine so that physicians can confidently and knowledgeably advise their patients. It is more up to date and covers a wider area than a similar book, Complementary and Alternative Cardiovascular Medicine, by Stein and Oz (Humana Press, 2004).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071443371
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/13/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

John H.K. Vogel, MD, MACC, FSCAI, FESC

Former Chairman

Cardiology Department

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and

Former President American Heart Association

Santa Barbara, California

Mitchell W. Krucoff, MD, FACC, FCCP

Professor, Medicine/Cardiology

Duke University Medical Center

Director, Cardiovascular Devices Unit

Duke Clinical Research Institute

Durham, North Carolina

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Table of Contents

Foreword, Andrew T. Weil, MD
PART 1: INTRODUCTION1. High Tech/High Touch: Healing Environment in Blended Medicine at North Hawaii Community Hospital, Earl E. Bakken
PART 2: BASICS2. Integrating Complementary/Alternative Medicine into Your Cardiac Program, Cathy Young and Katrina Zapotulko
3.Legal and Ethical Issues in Integrative Cardiology, Michael H. Cohen
4. Academic Integrative Medical Centers of Excellence, John C. Longhurst
5.Approaches to Clinical Trials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Richard L. Nathan, Josh Berman, Catherine M. Stoney, and Shan S. Wong
PART 3: CAM TREATMENT MODALITIES: NCCAM CATEGORIES6. Bioenergetic Techniques, Brian Olshansky
7. Acupuncture, John C. Longhurst
8. Herbal and Dietary Supplements in Cardiovascular Care: Efficacy and Incorporation into Practice, Robert Alan Bonakdar, Erminia Guarneri and Rebecca Costello
9. The Modified Mediterranean Diet, Robert A. Vogel
10. Guided Imagery in Integrative Cardiology, Martin L. Rossman
11. The Role of Stress and Various Modalities for Dealing with Stress and Prevention, Erminia Guarneri, Christopher Suhar, and Rauni Prittinen King
12. Noetic Therapy, Spirituality and Prayer, Mitchell W. Krucoff, Suzanne W. Crater and Michael Cuffe
13. Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Heart Health, Victor S. Sierpina, M. Kay Garcia, and Gloria Y. Yeh
14. An Ayurvedic Approach to Cardiovascular Disease, Shahla J. Modir and David C. Leopold
15. Applications of Music Therapy in the Continuum of Care for the Cardiac Patient, Cheryl Dileo and Barbara Reuer
16. Naturopathic Medicine, Michael Traub
17. Homeopathy, Maryann Ivons
PART 4: MECHANISTIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL LINKS BETWEEN CAM AND THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM18. Psychological Risk Factors and Pathophysiological Pathways Involved in Coronary Artery Disease: Relevance to Complementary Medicine Interventions, Willem J. Kop and Jennifer L. Francis
19. Integrative Cardiology: Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Action of Acupuncture, John C. Longhurst and Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi
20. The Emotional Basis of Coronary Heart Disease, Robert A. Vogel
21. Nontraditional Approaches to Lipoprotein Metabolism Manipulation, H. Robert Superko
PART 5: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONN AREAS22. Herbs for Menopause and Cardiovascular Disease, Sara L. Warner
23. Obesity and Weight Loss: An Overview of Diet, Drugs and Dietary Supplements, Rebecca B. Costello and Johanna T. Dwyer
24. Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cardiac Surgery, Steven F. Bolling, Martinus T. Spoor and Sara L. Warber
25. Chronic Heart Failure: An Integrative Approach to Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Michael S. Cuffe
26. Management of Common Problems in Cardiovascular Care, Sudden Death and Arrhythmias, Brian Olshansky and Mina Chung
27. Aging: The Environment Reflects Humanity, John H.K. Vogel
28. End-of-Life Care: Hospice for the Heart, John H.K. Vogel and Julie H. Webster
29. Presence, Healing and Healers: An Introduction to Mindfulness, Meditation, and Its Relevance to Stress Reduction and Health for Patients, Physicians, and Health-Care Professionals, Jeffrey Brantley, Martin J. Sullivan, Suzanne W. Crater, and Mitchell W. KrucoffPART 6: APPENDIXReference Sources for Information on Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines, Rebecca B. Costello

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