Effect Evaluation of Xuezhikang on Atherosclerosis Plaque in Carotid Artery with Ultrasonography
ZHANG Wen-gao 1,YIN Jing-hai 2,WU Min 1,WEI Qing 1LIU Long-tao 1,ZHENG Guang-juan 1,WANG Xian-gang 1(1. Shandong University of TCM, Jinan 250014; 2. Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of TCM, Jinan 250011,China)
To evaluate the effect of Xuezhikang on atherosclerosis plaque in carotid artery. 30 patients with both hyperlipidemia and carotid artery atherosclerosis were divided randomly into Xuezhikang group(15 cases) and Lovastatin control group(15 cases). The carotid artery intima-media thickness(IMT) were assessed with Doppler ultrasonography before and after treatment for 6 months. IMT in both group decreased remarkably, and there was significant difference before and after treatment(P0.05). But there was no difference between the two groups(P0.05). The results show that both Xuezhikang and Lovastatin has the effect on alleviating carotid atherosclerosis plaque.