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Use of traditional chinese medicine in chinese patients with coronary heart disease.
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PMID:  23534471     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To study the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) or both TCM and guideline-recommended Western medicine (WM) in Chinese patients with coronary heart disease (CHD).
METHODS: A cross-sectional nationwide survey of 2803 CHD outpatients was completed by collecting information, including general demographic data, disease history, and use of drugs (including TCM and WM).
RESULTS: Of the 2712 CHD outpatients with complete drug treatment data, only 3.1% received TCM without any WM for CHD, 30.0% received both TCM and WM recommended by current CHD guidelines, and 66.9% received only WM. Patients with a longer history of CHD or with a history of stroke, were more likely to use TCM. However, 90.6% of CHD patients who used TCM also used certain WM. Furthermore, patients who used more types of TCM tended to use much less WM recommended by current guidelines.
CONCLUSION: A substantial proportion of Chinese CHD outpatients use both TCM and WM for secondary prevention of CHD. It is important to assess the effect of combined TCM and WM on major clinical outcomes in Chinese CHD patients.
Authors:
Xiang Yu Guo; Jing Liu; Jun Liu; Hong Juan Li; Yue Qi; Lan Ping Qin; Miao Wang; Dong Zhao
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0895-3988     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed. Environ. Sci.     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8909524     Medline TA:  Biomed Environ Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013 The Editorial Board of Biomedical and Environmental Sciences. Published by China CDC. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung & Blood Vessel Diseases, Beijing 100029, China.
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