Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary/Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases 2013


Publishing date
09 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 Mar 2013

1Center for East-West Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA, USA

2Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Korea

3Cardiovascular Center, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China


Complementary/Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases 2013

Description

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) prevalence continues to increase, and it is still the number one killer so far. Despite treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and many other conventional medicines, CVDs patients are still confronted with certain risk of recurrent acute cardiovascular events, readmission to the hospital, and unfavorable quality of life. In recent years, more and more clinicians have successfully applied complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) in CVDs prevention and treatment based on standardized conventional therapy. Nevertheless, the role of CAM in CVDs still needs more clinical evidence and definite mechanism of actions.

Therefore, we invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to provide rigorous evidence favoring the potential benefit of CAM in CVDs (including cerebrovascular diseases). We are particularly interested in articles of randomized controlled trial (RCT) and systematic review and meta-analysis, as well as in vivo or in vitro research to explore the exact mechanism of actions of CAM in preventing and treating CVDs. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • RCT of CAM in preventing and treating CVDs, especially multicenter, large-scale RCTs with follow-up clinical data
  • Systematic review and/or meta-analysis of CAM in preventing and treating CVDs
  • Data analysis of cohort study or large registry study to confirm the benefit of CAM in preventing and treating CVDs
  • Clinical practice and experience of how to integrate CAM with conventional medicine in preventing and treating CVDs
  • Experimental research to elucidate mechanisms of action of CAM in preventing and treating CVDs
  • Research on herb-drug interaction during prevention and treatment of CVDs
  • Perspective or commentary article of CAM in preventing and treating CVDs

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/submit/journals/ecam/pbcd13/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 538346
  • - Editorial

Complementary/Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases 2013

Ke-ji Chen | Ka Kit Hui | ... | Hao Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 716532
  • - Research Article

Autonomic Nervous System Mediates the Hypotensive Effects of Aqueous and Residual Methanolic Extracts of Syzygium polyanthum (Wight) Walp. var. polyanthum Leaves in Anaesthetized Rats

A. Ismail | M. Mohamed | ... | W. A. N. Wan Ahmad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 454389
  • - Research Article

Ginsenoside Rb1 Reduces Isoproterenol-Induced Cardiomyocytes Apoptosis In Vitro and In Vivo

Xiu-feng Wang | Xin-jun Liu | ... | Shi-bing Su
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 983208
  • - Review Article

Tai Chi Chuan Exercise for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Ching Lan | Ssu-Yuan Chen | ... | Jin Shin Lai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 407839
  • - Research Article

The Protective Role of Resveratrol against Arsenic Trioxide-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Weiqian Zhang | Changming Guo | ... | Zhigang Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 547653
  • - Research Article

Effect of KIOM-79 on Diabetes-Induced Myocardial Fibrosis in Zucker Diabetic Fatty Rats

Junghyun Kim | Eunjin Sohn | ... | Jin Sook Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 319703
  • - Review Article

Ten Years’ Research on a Cardiovascular Tonic: A Comprehensive Approach—From Quality Control and Mechanisms of Action to Clinical Trial

Ping-Chung Leung | Chi-Man Koon | ... | Kam-Sang Woo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 572078
  • - Research Article

Effects of Wenxin Keli on the Action Potential and L-Type Calcium Current in Rats with Transverse Aortic Constriction-Induced Heart Failure

Yu Chen | Yang Li | ... | Yanwei Xing
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 280493
  • - Research Article

Astragalus Polysaccharide Suppresses the Expression of Adhesion Molecules through the Regulation of the p38 MAPK Signaling Pathway in Human Cardiac Microvascular Endothelial Cells after Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Zhu Hai-Yan | Gao Yong-Hong | ... | Chen Li-Xin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 404713
  • - Research Article

Ethanol Extract of Lepidium apetalum Seed Elicits Contractile Response and Attenuates Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Secretion in Beating Rabbit Atria

Seung Ju Kim | Hye Yoom Kim | ... | Ho Sub Lee
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