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Research Article

Cardiovascular Protective Effects of Adjunctive Alternative Medicine (Salvia miltiorrhiza and Pueraria lobata) in High-Risk Hypertension

Table 3

Changes in vascular parameters at 6 and 12 months.

Vascular parametersBaseline6 months12 months value1 value2

FMD (%)
 Placebo 0.0010.0001
 D&G (1 gm) <0.0001<0.0001
 D&G (2 gm) <0.0001<0.0001
value30.8500.4110.088
value40.2750.9170.933
value50.4650.6930.347
IMT (mm)
 Placebo 0.3850.510
 D&G (1 gm) 0.0010.001
 D&G (2 gm) 0.006<0.0001
 D&G (2 gm + 1 gm) <0.0001<0.0001
value30.8500.4570.130
value40.2720.6370.796
value50.6070.0370.001
NTG (%)
 Placebo 0.2760.510
 D&G (1 gm) 0.3760.914
 D&G (2 gm) 0.1980.301
value30.1540.2030.437
value40.9010.6840.882

1: 6 months versus baseline (paired -test); 2: 12 months (paired -test) versus baseline; 3: D&G (1 gm) versus placebo (ANOVA); 4: D&G (2 gm) versus placebo (ANOVA); 5: combined D + G (1 gm +2 gm) versus placebo (ANOVA).
D&G: Danshen + Gegen.
FMD: flow-mediated dilation.
IMT: intima-media thickness.
NTG: nitroglycerin-induced dilation.

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