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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 713149, 25 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/713149
Review Article

Chinese Medicine Shenfu Injection for Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

1Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, Beijing 100091, China
2School of Basic Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China

Received 13 November 2011; Revised 30 December 2011; Accepted 3 January 2012

Academic Editor: Hao Xu

Copyright © 2012 Song Wen-Ting et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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