Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Herbal Medicine after Interventional Therapy in Cardiovascular Diseases: Efficacy, Mechanisms, and Safety


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1Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, Beijing, China

2Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, USA

3University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

4Medizinische Universitat Wien, Vienna, Austria


Herbal Medicine after Interventional Therapy in Cardiovascular Diseases: Efficacy, Mechanisms, and Safety

Description

Despite recent medical advances, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) remain the predominant cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Interventional therapy (IT) is the milestone of therapy of CVDs and has developed rapidly in recent years. Despite its proven benefit, recurrent cardiovascular events are still a big challenge in cardiology field. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for as long as history has been recorded. Great varieties of plants are used for medicinal treatments and many new drugs have been discovered from herbal sources. Herbal medicine (HM) means use of natural plant substances (botanicals) to treat and prevent illness. Based on the integrative medicine of Eastern and Western, the application of HM has a valuable significance in reducing the risk of cardiovascular event. During the past decades, some HM products went into Europe and United States for prevention and treatment of CVDs or prevention of instent restenosis after IT, however, as the complementary and alternative remedies. Widespread use has increased much demands that HM be regulated as drugs to insure the efficacy, mechanisms, and safety.

In this special issue, we invite authors to contribute original researches and review articles that will help to illuminate the efficacy, mechanisms, and safety of herbal medicine after intervention therapies in CVDs from theoretical innovation and basic and clinical research.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent advances in herbal medicine therapies after interventional therapy in cardiovascular diseases
  • Randomized controlled trials with well-selected end points to assess the efficacy of herbal medicine therapies after interventional therapy in cardiovascular diseases
  • In vivo and in vitro studies related to the herbal medicine therapies after interventional therapy in cardiovascular diseases
  • Safety and pharmacovigilance regarding herbal medicine therapies after interventional therapy in cardiovascular diseases

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 603701
  • - Editorial

Herbal Medicine after Interventional Therapy in Cardiovascular Diseases: Efficacy, Mechanisms, and Safety

Dazhuo Shi | Michael Y. H. Shen | ... | Yan Ma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 828427
  • - Research Article

Gastrodin Reduces Blood Pressure by Intervening with RAAS and PPARγ in SHRs

Wei Liu | Lingyan Wang | ... | Ying-Qiang Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 364876
  • - Research Article

Luteolin Ameliorates Hypertensive Vascular Remodeling through Inhibiting the Proliferation and Migration of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

Jie Su | Han-Ting Xu | ... | Gui-Yuan Lv
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 507349
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Xuefuzhuyu Oral Liquid on Aspirin Resistance and Its Association with rs5911, rs5787, and rs3842788 Gene Polymorphisms

Mei Xue | Lin Yang | ... | Keji Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 208062
  • - Research Article

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Polyphenols Promote Cholesterol Efflux and Improve HDL Functionality

Hicham Berrougui | Souad Ikhlef | Abdelouahed Khalil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 210546
  • - Research Article

Active Compounds of Rhubarb Root and Rhizome in Animal Model Experiments of Focal Cerebral Ischemia

Ai-ju Liu | Liang Song | ... | Guo-qing Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 639267
  • - Research Article

Chinese Herbal Medicines Might Improve the Long-Term Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Results of a Decision-Analytic Markov Model

Shao-Li Wang | Cheng-Long Wang | ... | Da-Zhuo Shi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 276263
  • - Research Article

Danhong Promotes Angiogenesis in Diabetic Mice after Critical Limb Ischemia by Activation of CSE-H2S-VEGF Axis

Feng Wu | Zhiqing He | ... | Chun Liang
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