BioMed Research International

Natural Therapies for Cardiovascular Diseases


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1China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

2University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia

3IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, Italy

4Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy


Natural Therapies for Cardiovascular Diseases

Description

The natural therapies are generally referred to these complementary and alternative therapies that have specific biological activity to human, including aromatherapy, diet-based therapies, folk medicine, megavitamin therapy, neural therapy, and phytotherapy/herbal medicine. From several decades ago to now, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) continue to be the leading cause of mortality all over the world. With the increasing enhancement of people’s awareness of self-care, natural therapies are increasingly favored by people with CVDs all over the world for their unique advantages in preventing and curing diseases, rehabilitation, and health care.

A number of these natural therapies have purported cardiovascular effects. However, the role of these therapies in CVDs still needs more clinical evidence and definite mechanism of actions. It is indicated that most researches on this area are either inconclusive, conflicting, or showing no benefit for their use. It is equally important for the advancement of the legitimate and rigorous study to report negative as well as positive results, and it illustrates the need for studies of higher quality in natural therapies.

Results from the following aspects including safety of natural therapies, side effects, clinical trials, and practice will enrich the current knowledge of the efficacy of natural therapies to treat CVDs. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will assess the roles of natural therapies for cardiovascular diseases.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Randomized clinical trials of natural therapies for CVDs
  • Systematic review and/or meta-analysis of natural therapies for CVDs
  • In vivo or in vitro study to explore the exact mechanism of natural therapies CVDs
  • Recent development in natural therapies and CVDs
  • Toxicological effects associated with the use of natural therapies for CVDs
  • Clinical practice of natural therapies with either conventional medicines or western medicine for CVDs
  • Perspective or commentary article of natural therapies for CVDs

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4624378
  • - Editorial

Natural Therapies for Cardiovascular Diseases

Xiaochen Yang | Guoyan Yang | ... | Francesca Borrelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2025687
  • - Review Article

MediterrAsian Diet Products That Could Raise HDL-Cholesterol: A Systematic Review

Mariangela Rondanelli | Attilio Giacosa | ... | Simone Perna
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5758195
  • - Research Article

Synergistic Effects of Danshen (Salvia Miltiorrhiza Radix et Rhizoma) and Sanqi (Notoginseng Radix et Rhizoma) Combination in Inhibiting Inflammation Mediators in RAW264.7 Cells

Xian Zhou | Valentina Razmovski-Naumovski | ... | Kelvin Chan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1361508
  • - Research Article

First Report of Eurycoma longifolia Jack Root Extract Causing Relaxation of Aortic Rings in Rats

Bae Huey Tee | See Ziau Hoe | ... | Sau Kuen Lam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4182595
  • - Research Article

Discovery of Potential Inhibitors of Aldosterone Synthase from Chinese Herbs Using Pharmacophore Modeling, Molecular Docking, and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies

Ganggang Luo | Fang Lu | ... | Yanling Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5125836
  • - Research Article

Luteolin Prevents H2O2-Induced Apoptosis in H9C2 Cells through Modulating Akt-P53/Mdm2 Signaling Pathway

Hong Chang | Chun Li | ... | Wei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2430329
  • - Review Article

Cardiovascular Actions and Therapeutic Potential of Tetramethylpyrazine (Active Component Isolated from Rhizoma Chuanxiong): Roles and Mechanisms

Ming Guo | Yue Liu | Dazhuo Shi
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