Apr 12, 2020

Addition of Chinese herbal remedy, Tongguan Capsules, to the standard treatment in patients with myocardial infarction improve the ventricular reperfusion and remodeling: Proteomic analysis of possible signaling pathways

Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Shuai MaoAleksander Hinek


Tongguan Capsules (TGC), a patented Chinese herbal remedy containing Salvia miltiorrhiza, Astragalus membranaceus, Borneolum syntheticum and Grasshopper, has been previously tested in the experimental model of animal hearts subjected to ischemia/reperfusion injury and its cardioprotective effect has been described. This clinical trial was aimed at investigation whether the administration of TGC to patients suffered myocardial infarction (MI), would diminish dilation of the left ventricular (LV) and reduce development of the adverse clinical consequences. Eligible patients were enrolled and randomized 1:1 to TGC (4.5 g/d for 6 months) superimposed on standard treatment for MI, or the control group receiving the standard protocol alone. The outcomes of this trial were valued after 6 months and reported as a mean change from the baseline in LV end-systolic volume index (LVESVI) and as a frequency of MI recurrence, target-vessel revascularization, severity of heart failure or significant arrhythmia that required the additional therapy within 6 months. In addition, arrays with a panel of specific antibodies were used to assess levels of major cytokines and other pathophysiologic markers, that prompted conclusions about the mechanism...Continue Reading

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Ischemic Reperfusion Injury
Left Ventricle Remodeling
Salvia miltiorrhiza
Inosine Pranobex
Revascularization - Action
Heart Failure
Drugs, Chinese Herbal

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