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|School||Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine|
|Keywords||blood-vessels theory heart and brain disease combined etiology and pathogenesis treatment according to the differentiation of disease|
Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases have long been life threatening diseases. Also, due to their high rate of patient fatality and disability, they are both well known global medical challenge. Professor Yang Guanlin has spent decades on the clinical and experimental study of vascular diseases. Base on a large number of clinical practice and research, Yang discovers that Chest in patients with stroke is more common in the modern times, and at the basic of this, Yang is the first in the field to propose the concept of "heart and brain disease combined" in The People’s Republic of China. From the concept of holism in TCM and using " blood-vessels theory "of TCM as a guide, Yang analysis and discusses specifically the intrinsic linkages between Heart and brain disease. First of all, although cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease (stroke, coronary heart disease) affect different human tissues, they both qualify as vascular diseases. Secondly, these two diseases cause the systematic vascular lesions in the performance of different organs, but there is high consistency between the risk factors of these two diseases. Therefore, Yang concludes that the occurrences of heart and brain disease are both related to dysfunction in liver, spleen and kidney. To be more specific, blood-vessel is the common disease location and therefore, blood-vessels stasis is the common pathology. Causes, disease location, pathology and pathogenesis of both diseases display highl consistency. The only differences are of the site of disease, the order of occurrence. Unfortunately,the co-existence of the diseases in the same individual is the inevitable outcome of progression of the disease. Therefore, the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease should be combined and targeted at the major cause and pathogenesis of different stages of development of the disease, depending on the Biao and Ben, deficiency and excess. Treatment should be administrated according to the differentiation of disease. This article further deepens the understanding of etiology, pathogenesis and the treatment of stroke and coronary heart disease. Furthermore, this article enriched the content of TCM treatment of cerebrovascular disease, and creates new ideas for the prevention and research of cardiovascular diseases under the guidance of blood-vessels theory of TCM.