Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary/Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases 2014


Publishing date
19 Dec 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Aug 2014

1Cardiovascular Center of Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

2Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine), Daejeon, Korea

3Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA


Complementary/Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases 2014

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/pbcd14/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 349375
  • - Editorial

Complementary/Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases 2014

Ke-Ji Chen | Myeong Soo Lee | ... | Qunhao Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 869894
  • - Research Article

Extraction of Clinical Indicators That Are Associated with the Heat/Nonheat and Excess/Deficiency Patterns in Pattern Identifications for Stroke

Ju Ah Lee | Mi Mi Ko | ... | Myeong Soo Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 584245
  • - Research Article

Neuroprotection of Sanhua Decoction against Focal Cerebral Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Rats through a Mechanism Targeting Aquaporin 4

Lin Lu | Hui-qin Li | ... | Guo-qing Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 927160
  • - Research Article

Chinese Herbal Medicine in the Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure: Three-Stage Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Liangtao Luo | Jianxin Chen | ... | Wei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 582751
  • - Research Article

Chinese Herbal Medicine Combined with Conventional Therapy for Blood Pressure Variability in Hypertension Patients: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Zhuo Chen | Liqiong Wang | ... | Jianping Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 752610
  • - Review Article

Chinese Herbal Compounds for the Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis: Experimental Evidence and Mechanisms

Qing Liu | Jianping Li | ... | Daping Fan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 391065
  • - Research Article

Hypolipidemic Activity and Antiatherosclerotic Effect of Polysaccharide of Polygonatum sibiricum in Rabbit Model and Related Cellular Mechanisms

Jun-xuan Yang | Shen Wu | ... | Yi Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 508029
  • - Research Article

In Vivo Antioxidant and Hypolipidemic Effects of Fermented Mung Bean on Hypercholesterolemic Mice

Swee Keong Yeap | Boon Kee Beh | ... | Kamariah Long
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 639450
  • - Research Article

Effects of Qili Qiangxin Capsule on AQP2, V2R, and AT1R in Rats with Chronic Heart Failure

Xiangning Cui | Jian Zhang | ... | Anbang Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 918384
  • - Research Article

Apple Peel Supplemented Diet Reduces Parameters of Metabolic Syndrome and Atherogenic Progression in ApoE−/− Mice

Jaime Gonzalez | Wendy Donoso | ... | Rodrigo Moore-Carrasco
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Acceptance rate27%
Submission to final decision68 days
Acceptance to publication33 days
CiteScore2.900
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