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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 927392, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/927392
Review Article

Outcome Measures of Chinese Herbal Medicine for Coronary Heart Disease: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

Jing Luo1,2 and Hao Xu2

1Graduate School, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
2Cardiovascular Diseases Center, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100091, China

Received 24 November 2011; Accepted 26 January 2012

Academic Editor: Keji Chen

Copyright © 2012 Jing Luo and Hao Xu. 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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