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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 825056, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/825056
Research Article

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

1National Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine Center for Cardiovascular Disease, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing 100029, China
2Laboratory of Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700, China

Received 12 November 2011; Revised 12 February 2012; Accepted 13 February 2012

Academic Editor: Keji Chen

Copyright © 2012 Ming-Jing Shao 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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