Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Potential Benefit of Complementary/Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases


Publishing date
13 Apr 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
14 Oct 2011

1Cardiovascular Center, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

2UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, Santa Monica, CA, USA

3Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine), Daejeon, Republic of Korea

4National Integrative Medicine Center for Cardiovascular Disease, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China


The Potential Benefit of Complementary/Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases

Description

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) prevalence continues to increase, and it is still the number one killer so far. In 2002, nearly 17 million deaths all over the world were attributable to CVDs, which accounted for almost 30% of the total deaths. Despite treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and many other conventional medicines, CVDs patients are still confronted with certain risk of recurrent acute cardiovascular events, readmission to the hospital, and unfavorable quality of life. In recent years, more and more clinicians have successfully applied complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) in CVDs prevention and treatment based on standardized conventional therapy. Nevertheless, the role of CAM in CVDs still needs more clinical evidence and definite mechanism of actions.

Therefore, we invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to provide rigorous evidence favoring the potential benefit of CAM in CVDs (including cerebrovascular diseases). We are particularly interested in articles of randomized controlled trial (RCT) and systematic review and meta-analysis, as well as in vivo or in vitro research to explore the exact mechanism of actions of CAM in preventing and treating CVDs. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • RCT of CAM in preventing and treating CVDs, especially multicenter, large-scale RCTs with follow-up clinical data
  • Systematic review and/or meta-analysis of CAM in preventing and treating CVDs
  • Data analysis of cohort study or large registry study to confirm the benefit of CAM in preventing and treating CVDs
  • Clinical practice and experience of how to integrate CAM with conventional medicine in preventing and treating CVDs
  • Experimental research to elucidate mechanisms of action of CAM in preventing and treating CVDs
  • Research on herb-drug interaction during prevention and treatment of CVDs
  • Perspective or commentary article of CAM in preventing and treating CVDs

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 125029
  • - Editorial

The Potential Benefit of Complementary/Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases

Ke-ji Chen | Ka Kit Hui | ... | Hao Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 213172
  • - Review Article

Chinese Medicine Injection Qingkailing for Treatment of Acute Ischemia Stroke: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Fafeng Cheng | Xueqian Wang | ... | Qingguo Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 359282
  • - Research Article

Effect of Keishibukuryogan on Endothelial Function in Patients with at Least One Component of the Diagnostic Criteria for Metabolic Syndrome: A Controlled Clinical Trial with Crossover Design

Yutaka Nagata | Hirozo Goto | ... | Yutaka Shimada
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 923153
  • - Research Article

Impact of Transcendental Meditation on Left Ventricular Mass in African American Adolescents

Vernon A. Barnes | Gaston K. Kapuku | Frank A. Treiber
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 638723
  • - Research Article

Metabolomics-Based Study of Clinical and Animal Plasma Samples in Coronary Heart Disease with Blood Stasis Syndrome

Huihui Zhao | Jianxin Chen | ... | Wei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 928234
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Jiang-Zhi-Ning and Its Main Components on Cholesterol Metabolism

Jianxin Chen | Huihui Zhao | ... | Wei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 595271
  • - Research Article

Korean Red Ginseng Improves Blood Pressure Stability in Patients with Intradialytic Hypotension

I-Ju Chen | Ming-Yang Chang | ... | Ji-Tseng Fang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 305454
  • - Research Article

The Protective Effect of Apamin on LPS/Fat-Induced Atherosclerotic Mice

Soo-Jung Kim | Ji-Hyun Park | ... | Kwan-Kyu Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 970635
  • - Review Article

Lipid-Regulating Effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Mechanisms of Actions

Wei-Jian Bei | Jiao Guo | ... | Yang Cao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 825056
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Velvet Antler of Deer on Cardiac Functions of Rats with Heart Failure following Myocardial Infarction

Ming-Jing Shao | Shuo-Ren Wang | ... | Li Huang
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