Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Expert Consensus on the Treatment of Hypertension with Chinese Patent Medicines

Table 2

General principles for hypertension treatment achieving consensus.

No.ConsensusRound for consensusPercentage of consensus
(95% confidence interval)

1CPMs and WMs could be used with nondrug therapy simultaneously1 95.00% (82.6% to 100%)*
2CPMs could reduce the side effect of WMs in hypertension treatment185.00% (72.6% to 97.4%)
3CPMs and WMs should be used according to WM diagnostic system182.50 (70.1% to 94.9%)
4Physical activity is suitable for hypertension treatment182.50 (70.1% to 94.9%)
5Less than two CPMs should be used simultaneously2100.00 (87.1% to 100%)*
6CPMs should be used with WMs together as grade 3 hypertension treatment2100.00 (87.1% to 100%)*
7Doctors should monitor the change of symptoms to avoid side effect of CPMs297.50 (84.6% to 100%)*
8CPMs and WMs should be administrated separately when applied together290.00 (77.1% to 100%)
9CPMs should be used with WMs together as grade 2 hypertension treatment287.50 (74.6% to 100%)
10CPMs should be used according to TCM pattern differentiation theory287.50 (74.6% to 100%)
11CPMs could be used alone as grade 1 hypertension treatment282.50 (69.6% to 95.4%)
12CPMs should be taken after meal to avoid their side effect388.23 (74.6% to 100%)


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