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  Year: 2013 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 553-570
DOI: 10.5567/pharmacologia.2013.553.570
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Spices, Fruits, Nuts and Vitamins: Preventive Interventions for Myocardial Infarction

Lavdeep Banewal, Deepa Khanna and Sidharth Mehan

Background: In spite of availability of effective interventions, the mortality rate due to myocardial infarction in cardiovascular and metabolic disease patients is progressively increasing. Numbers of therapeutic agent are presently employed for the prevention and management of myocardial infarction include beta blockers, anti-thrombotics, thrombolytics, statins, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin-II receptor blockers, calcium channel blockers and nitrovasodilators. Patients with hypertension, atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus are major risk of myocardial infarction. Thus, there has been a regular need to develop effective therapies for the prevention and management of this insidious disease in cardiovascular patients. Results: There are number of herbal and synthetic pharmacological interventions which have been shown to prove preventive effect in experimentally-induced myocardial infarction. Conclusion: This review is framed to enlighten numerous herbal interventions targeting to mollify myocardial oxidative stress, inflammation, loss of myocytes and subsequently acute myocardial infarction.
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How to cite this article:

Lavdeep Banewal, Deepa Khanna and Sidharth Mehan, 2013. Spices, Fruits, Nuts and Vitamins: Preventive Interventions for Myocardial Infarction. Pharmacologia, 4: 553-570.

DOI: 10.5567/pharmacologia.2013.553.570






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