Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 328–332 | Cite as

Effect of Shenshao Tablet (参芍片) on the quality of life for coronary heart disease patients with stable angina pectoris

  • Jie Wang (王 阶)
  • Qing-yong He (何庆勇)
  • Yun-ling Zhang (张允岭)
Original Article



To observe the effect of Chinese medicine Shenshao Tablet (参芍片, SST) on the: quality of life in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP).


Sixty-six: patients with SAP confirmed by coronary angiography were enrolled and assigned to two groups by means of PROC PLAN using a SAS 6.12 software in a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled design. Patients in the treated group were treated with SST, and the others in the control group were given placebo. The weekly angina frequency, quality of life scale [Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ)] and incidence of important clinical events were observed to evaluate the intervention effect of SST on the quality of life for CHD patients with SAP.


During the study, one case dropped out in the treated group and two cases in the control group,: respectively, and 63 cases including 32 cases in the treated group, and 31 cases in the control group completed the trial. After four weeks of treatment, the weekly angina frequency of the treated group (5.32±2.46 times per week) was significantly less than that of the control group (7.32±3.20 times per week, P<0.05). The total score of the quality of life in the treated group (71.30±5.44) was obviously higher than that in the control group (63.50±4.60, P<0.01), and the angina stability, angina frequency, and treatment satisfaction were significantly superior to those in the control group (P<0.01). The incidence of important clinical events of the treated group (3.1%) was lower than that of the control group (6.5%) during the six-month follow-up period, but the difference was insignificant (P>0.05).


SST could lower the angina frequency and greatly improve the quality of: life in CHD patients with SAP.

Key Words

Shenshao Tablet stable angina pectoris Seattle Angina Questionnaire important clinical events 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Hu JX. Clinical and experimental study of the effect of Shenshao Tablet on angina pectoris. Chin J Cardio-Cerebrovas Dis Integr Med (Chin) 2003;1:35–36.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Gibbons RJ, Abrams J, Chatterjee K, Daley J, Deedwania PC, Douglas JS, et al. ACC/AHA 2002 guideline update for the management of patients with chronic stable angina-summary article: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines (Committee on the Management of Patients with Chronic Stable Angina). J Am Coll Cardiol 2003;41:159–168.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Spertus JA, Winder JA, Dewhurst TA, Deyo RA, Prodzinski J, McDonell M, et al. Development and evaluation of the Seattle Angina Questionnaire: a new functional status measure for coronary artery disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 1995; 25: 333–341.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Wang J, He QY. Law of syndrome element combination in stable angina pectoris: a study based on cluster analysis and corresponding-correlation analysis. J Chin Integr Med 2008;6:690–694.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Xu JM, Zheng HJ. Report of 40 cases of coronary heart disease with angina pectoris treated with Shenshao Tablet. Shanghai J Tradit Med (Chin) 1995;11:10–11.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Han P, Li LR. The effect of Chinese medicine on the quality of life of patients with perimenopausal syndrome. J Tradit Chin Med (Chin) 2008;49:320–322.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Chinese Association of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine and Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Wang (王 阶)
    • 1
  • Qing-yong He (何庆勇)
    • 2
  • Yun-ling Zhang (张允岭)
    • 2
  1. 1.Guang’anmen HospitalChina Academy of Chinese Medical SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Dongfang HospitalBeijing University of Chinese MedicineBeijingChina

Personalised recommendations