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[A study on combination therapy of Western and traditional Chinese medicine of acute viral myocarditis].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Cardiology, Zhongshan Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Medical University.

Abstract

To investigate the combination therapy of Western and traditional Chinese medicine on treatment of acute viral myocarditis, 48 patients were randomly divided into 2 groups. The 1st group consisted of 30 patients, receiving the combination therapy of Western and traditional Chinese medicine, including Astragalus membranaceus, taurine, coenzyme Q10 and antiarrhythmics, while the 2nd group consisted of 18 patients, receiving the conventional therapy, including glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK), coenzyme Q10 and also antiarrhythmics.

RESULTS:

The efficacy of combination therapy of western and traditional Chinese medicine was better than that of conventional therapy in improving the clinical manifestation, negative converting positive EVsRNA in peripheral leukocytes and controlling the premature beats.

CONCLUSION:

The combination therapy of western and traditional Chinese medicine was an effective method in treating acute viral myocarditis.

PMID:
9772585
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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