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TMR Modern Herbal Medicine  2018, Vol. 1 Issue (3): 124-126    DOI: 10.12032/TMRmhm2017B28
Evidence-based optimization of integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine therapies for prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease: design and implementation
Jiang Yin1#, Zhang Xiao-Yu1#, Tian Gui-Hua1, Zhang Li-Jing1, Zhang Ming-Xue2, Wan Hai-Tong3, Ye Min4, He Rong-Rong5, Sun Xin6, Shang Hong-Cai1,*()
1Key Laboratory of Chinese Internal Medicine of Ministry of Education, Dongzhimen Hospital affiliated to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
2Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Liaoning, China
3Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Zhejiang, China
4Peking University, Beijing, China
5Jinan University, Guangdong, China
6Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Sichuan, China
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As a chronic disease that seriously endangers public health, the number of coronary heart disease (CHD) patients in China has increased in recent years. There is great potentiality to integrate traditional Chinese and Western medicine therapies to prevent and treat CHD in clinical practice. However, most of the current integrated therapies still lack sufficient high-quality evidence, and the key links in how to apply are unclear. It is urgent to optimize them through evidence-based research to further improve the effectiveness. Therefore, we propose strategies to conduct evidence-based optimization of integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine therapies in prevention and treatment of progressive cardiovascular diseases. These are integrated clinical trial design, attention to the key links of taking effect, combination of clinical and basic research. Based on the strategies, we started the national key research and development project "Evidence-based optimization research of TCM therapies in prevention and treatment of CHD (angina pectoris - myocardial infarction - heart failure)", which is expected to be a new paradigm in the field.

Key wordsCoronary heart disease      Integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine      Prevention and treatment      Evidence-based optimization      Design and implementation     
Received: 23 July 2018      Published: 25 July 2018
Corresponding Authors: Shang Hong-Cai     E-mail:
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Jiang Yin, Zhang Xiao-Yu, Tian Gui-Hua, Zhang Li-Jing, Zhang Ming-Xue, Wan Hai-Tong, Ye Min, He Rong-Rong, Sun Xin, Shang Hong-Cai. Evidence-based optimization of integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine therapies for prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease: design and implementation. TMR Modern Herbal Medicine, 2018, 1(3): 124-126. doi: 10.12032/TMRmhm2017B28

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