Complementary and Alternative Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Richard A. Stein
  • Mehmet C. Oz

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Robert S. McCaleb, Fredi Kronenberg
    Pages 11-25
  3. Tieraona Low Dog
    Pages 27-48
  4. Wahida Karmally
    Pages 59-71
  5. Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Kari D. Hecker, Terry D. Etherton, Valerie K. Fishell
    Pages 73-100
  6. Arshad M. Safi, Cynthia A. Samala, Richard A. Stein
    Pages 101-120
  7. Erin L. Olivo
    Pages 121-136
  8. Jonathan E. E. Yager, Suzanne W. Crater, Mitchell W. Krucoff
    Pages 137-151
  9. Patricia Cadolino
    Pages 153-166
  10. Soeren Ballegaard
    Pages 167-187
  11. Steven C. Halbert
    Pages 189-200
  12. Maria Syldona, Glen Rein
    Pages 201-214
  13. Woodson C. Merrell, Amy Rothenberg
    Pages 215-237
  14. Jane Buckle
    Pages 239-254
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 279-285

About this book


With more than 50% of patients self-medicating today and with the enormous variety of complementary or alternative medicines (CAM) available, it has become imperative for health care providers to be familiar with, and knowledgeable about, these widely used treatments. In Complementary and Alternative Cardiovascular Medicine, academic clinicians, clinical scientists, well-known practitioners of alternative medicine, and authors of popular works on the subject summarize the facts about complementary cardiovascular medications so that physicians can confidently and intelligently advise their patients. The authors comprehensively explain the background for each important alternative therapy, its rationale, the evidence supporting its use, its possible interaction with standard medicines, and, where possible, what is known about its safety and efficacy. The therapies for treating coronary heart disease (CHD) range from the more commonly encountered herbs, vitamins, supplements, and dietary fats and oils, to such less familiar techniques as acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, chelation therapy, meditation, aroma therapy, prayer, and energy therapies. 
Comprehensive and informative, Complementary and Alternative Cardiovascular Medicine offers traditional health care providers not only a critical introduction to the benefits and risks of CAM therapies in cardiovascular medicine, but also a sound basis for effectively counseling patients about the value and risks of these therapies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard A. Stein
    • 1
  • Mehmet C. Oz
    • 2
  1. 1.The Singer Division of Beth Israel Medical CenterBeth Israel Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Cardiovascular InstituteColumbia Presbyterian Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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