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Integrative Cardiology

A New Therapeutic Vision

  • Massimo Fioranelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Basis of Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ivo Bianchi
      Pages 3-18
    3. Ivo Bianchi
      Pages 19-26
    4. Massimo Fioranelli, Marco Del Prete, Jahaira Carolina Aracena, Maria Grazia Roccia, Carlo Dal Lin, Claudio Tomella
      Pages 27-38
    5. Giuseppe Lupi, Manuela Cormio
      Pages 39-52
    6. Massimo Fioranelli, Mara Piccoli, Maria Grazia Roccia, Veronica Di Nardo, Andrea Lozzi, Claudio Tomella et al.
      Pages 53-59
    7. Ivo Bianchi
      Pages 61-65
    8. Enrico Biffi
      Pages 67-97
    9. Carlo Maria Rotella, Ilaria Dicembrini, Laura Pala
      Pages 99-107
    10. Leda Galiuto, Gabriella Locorotondo
      Pages 109-120
    11. Claudio Tomella, Veronica Di Nardo, Massimo Fioranelli
      Pages 121-138
    12. Francesco Bottaccioli, Anna Giulia Bottaccioli
      Pages 139-151
    13. N. Dardes, V. Covi, G. Tabaracci
      Pages 165-172
  3. Integrated Approach to Cardiovascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Mara Piccoli, Massimo Fioranelli, Maria Grazia Roccia, Veronica Di Nardo, Claudio Tomella, Carlo Dal Lin
      Pages 175-184
    3. Carlo Dal Lin, Marco Silvestro, Raffaele Migliorini, Francesco Tona, Massimo Fioranelli
      Pages 185-201
    4. Carlo Dal Lin, Marco Silvestro, Raffaele Migliorini, Francesco Tona, Massimo Fioranelli
      Pages 203-221
    5. Carlo Dal Lin, Marco Silvestro, Raffaele Migliorini, Francesco Tona, Massimo Fioranelli
      Pages 223-235

About this book


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 the cellular 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 the administration 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 practitioners wishing to learn about an approach that incorporates the incredible advances in medication and technology with a focus on nutrition, lifestyle, and mind–body influences.


Acupuncture Cardiovascular aging Herbal medicine Inflammation Integrative therapy Low-dose medicine Medicinal mushrooms Metabolic cardiology Microbioma Nutrition Ozone Therapy PsicoNeuroEndocrinImmunology

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Fioranelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear PhysicsGuglielmo Marconi UniversityRomeItaly

About the editors

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 the Maimonides 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. He edited 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 integrative medicine.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Integrative Cardiology
  • Book Subtitle A New Therapeutic Vision
  • Editors Massimo Fioranelli
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-40008-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82013-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-40010-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 276
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“The book is designed to provide additional tools for physicians to use in their therapeutic intervention strategies in often complex pathological situations in cardiovascular disease. … The book is well written, easy to read, and uses numerous color graphs, figures, and tables to supplement the text. This tool for practicing clinicians provides a complete source of information about the use of complementary therapies in treating the whole patient with cardiovascular disease.” (Joseph A. Randy Englert III, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2017)