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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 697028, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/697028
Research Article

Study on TCM Syndrome Identification Modes of Coronary Heart Disease Based on Data Mining

Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, 11 Bei San Huan Dong Lu, ChaoYang District, Beijing 100029, China

Received 14 January 2012; Revised 5 March 2012; Accepted 16 March 2012

Academic Editor: Shao Li

Copyright © 2012 Qi Shi 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.

Abstract

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the most important types of heart disease because of its high incidence and high mortality. TCM has played an important role in the treatment of CHD. Syndrome differentiation based on information from traditional four diagnostic methods has met challenges and questions with the rapid development and wide application of system biology. In this paper, methods of complex network and CHAID decision tree were applied to identify the TCM core syndromes of patients with CHD, and to establish TCM syndrome identification modes of CHD based on biological parameters. At the same time, external validation modes were also constructed to confirm the identification modes.