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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 247948, 16 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/247948
Review Article

Cardiovascular Effects of Salvianolic Acid B

Department of Cardiology, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Xicheng District, Beijing 100053, China

Received 17 January 2013; Accepted 11 May 2013

Academic Editor: Keji Chen

Copyright © 2013 Jie Wang 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

Salvianolic acid B (SAB, Sal B) is the representative component of phenolic acids derived from the dried root and rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge (Labiatae) which has been used widely and successfully in Asian countries for clinical therapy of various vascular disturbance-related diseases for hundreds of years. However, its exact cardioprotective components and the underlying mechanism for therapeutic basis are still poorly understood. This paper discussed and elucidated the underlying biological mechanisms and pharmacology of Sal B and their potential cardioprotective effects.