ABSTRACT Objective: To summarize clinical evidence of traditional Chinese medicine for the prevention and treatment of chronic heart failure systematically and comprehensively. Method：By retrieving in the database of VIP, WanFang, CNKI, PubMed, Cochrane Library, the qualifying results obtained in the databases above are summarized into the grading evidence including systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, observational studies, case studies, basic research these five levels. Results: The numbers of the articles included are 12 systematic reviews, 413 randomized controlled trials, 68 observational studies, 15 case reports and 187 fundamental researches. Conclusion: It is concluded that basing on the clinical evidence of different levels, traditional Chinese medicine has prominent ability of preventing and treatment chronic heart failure.
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Zhang, S. , Wang, J. and Shang, H. (2013) Clinical evidence of traditional Chinese medicine for the prevention and treatment of chronic heart failure. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 3, 168-173. doi: 10.4236/wjcd.2013.31A024.
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