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Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases

Call for Papers

Cardiovascular disease is on the rise globally causing millions of deaths every year. It is less prevalent in communities where a traditional lifestyle has been preserved. Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, smoking, obesity, and sedentary life style are identified risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. These factors are on the rise and are the focus of our attention as a means to control the rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases. Focusing on lifestyle interventions and low-cost remedies are necessary since the high cost of health care is straining health budgets of all, even the resource-rich countries. Evidence-Based complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies offer a natural and cost-effective intervention to prevent and control cardiovascular disease.

We are interested in articles that explore various prevention and treatment options for cardiovascular diseases. Potential topics include, but are not limited:

  • Prevention of hypertension
  • Control hypertension
  • Control of obesity
  • Control of blood lipids
  • Control blood sugars
  • Smoking cessation

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:

Manuscript DueFriday, 2 November 2012
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 25 January 2013
Publication DateFriday, 22 March 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Waris Qidwai, Department of Family Medicine, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box: 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan

Guest Editors

  • Peng Nam Yeoh, International Medical University, 126 Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19, Bukit Jalil 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Victor Inem, Department of Family Medicine, Lagos University, 43 Olutosin Ajayi Street, Ajao Estate, off MM Airport Road, Isolo, Lagos 23401, Nigeria
  • Kashmira Nanji, Department of Family Medicine, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
  • Tabinda Ashfaq, Family Medicine, Aga Khan University, Pakistan