Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases


Publishing date
22 Mar 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 Nov 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Family Medicine, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box: 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan

2International Medical University, 126 Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19, Bukit Jalil 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3Department of Family Medicine, Lagos University, 43 Olutosin Ajayi Street, Ajao Estate, off MM Airport Road, Isolo, Lagos 23401, Nigeria

4Department of Family Medicine, Aga Khan University, Pakistan

5Family Medicine, Aga Khan University, Pakistan


Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases

Description

Cardiovascular disease is on the rise globally causing millions of deaths every year. It is less prevalent in communities where a traditional lifestyle has been preserved. Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, smoking, obesity, and sedentary life style are identified risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. These factors are on the rise and are the focus of our attention as a means to control the rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases. Focusing on lifestyle interventions and low-cost remedies are necessary since the high cost of health care is straining health budgets of all, even the resource-rich countries. Evidence-Based complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies offer a natural and cost-effective intervention to prevent and control cardiovascular disease.

We are interested in articles that explore various prevention and treatment options for cardiovascular diseases. Potential topics include, but are not limited:

  • Prevention of hypertension
  • Control hypertension
  • Control of obesity
  • Control of blood lipids
  • Control blood sugars
  • Smoking cessation

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 142898
  • - Editorial

Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases

Waris Qidwai | Peng Nam Yeoh | ... | Tabinda Ashfaq
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 253479
  • - Erratum

Erratum to “Nigella sativa and Its Protective Role in Oxidative Stress and Hypertension”

Xin-Fang Leong | Mohd Rais Mustafa | Kamsiah Jaarin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 464508
  • - Research Article

Wenxin-Keli Regulates the Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II Signal Transduction Pathway and Inhibits Cardiac Arrhythmia in Rats with Myocardial Infarction

Yanwei Xing | Yonghong Gao | ... | Hongcai Shang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 672097
  • - Review Article

Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease: An Evidence-Based Review

Matthew J. Rabito | Alan David Kaye
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 125649
  • - Review Article

Role of Garlic Usage in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: An Evidence-Based Approach

Waris Qidwai | Tabinda Ashfaq
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 976967
  • - Research Article

Palm Tocotrienol-Rich Fraction Improves Vascular Proatherosclerotic Changes in Hyperhomocysteinemic Rats

Ku-Zaifah Norsidah | Ahmad Yusof Asmadi | ... | Yusof Kamisah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 982380
  • - Research Article

Zhen Gan Xi Feng Decoction, a Traditional Chinese Herbal Formula, for the Treatment of Essential Hypertension: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Xingjiang Xiong | Xiaochen Yang | ... | Jie Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 364519
  • - Research Article

Cardioprotective Effects of Quercetin in Cardiomyocyte under Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

Yi-Wen Chen | Hsiu-Chuan Chou | ... | Hong-Lin Chan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 120732
  • - Review Article

Nigella sativa and Its Protective Role in Oxidative Stress and Hypertension

Xin-Fang Leong | Mohd Rais Mustafa | Kamsiah Jaarin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 985746
  • - Research Article

Correlation between Platelet Gelsolin and Platelet Activation Level in Acute Myocardial Infarction Rats and Intervention Effect of Effective Components of Chuanxiong Rhizome and Red Peony Root

Yue Liu | Huijun Yin | ... | Keji Chen
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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