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Heart history taking and physical examination from the perspective of Persian medicine
R. Firouzi Bostanabad , A. Zargaran , R. Ghods , M. Asghari , F. Nojavan , H. Moradi Dehnavi *
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Background: Heart disease has a separate chapter in most basic textbooks of Persian medicine such as the canon of Avicenna. Although nineteen heart diseases are discussed in the heart disease section, but heart problems encompass a wide variety of disorders in Persian medicine. This is because heart is the center of innate heat(Harrarat-e-ghaizi) and this heat influences all body functions. Cardiac drugs in this medicine have antidote and anti- depressive effects. In spite of its importance, cardiac examination has not been discussed collectively in a systematic approach in Persian medicine. We tried to do that in this article.
Materials and methods: This article is a library based study. Persian medicine text books and its related articles in current databases were searched for heart examination. Meanwhile, in current medicine, cardiovascular textbooks as well as databases was studied with keywords such as heart examination. Both findings were combined in the article.
Findings: The most complete explanation of cardiac evaluation belongs to Avicenna in his third volume of famous book, the canon of medicine. He mentions that heart should be evaluated from eight perspectives.
Conclusion: Heart has a wider sense and larger domain of evaluation in Persian medicine than current medicine. Cardiac evaluation pathway in Persian medicine could be integrated with current medicine and presented as an algorithm for fast, less mistakable approach to cardiac examination by Persian medicine practitioners.
Keywords: Heart, Persian medicine, Soul (Rooh), History taking, Physical examination
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/10/15 | Accepted: 2018/10/15 | Published: 2018/10/15
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Firouzi Bostanabad R, Zargaran A, Ghods R, Asghari M, Nojavan F, Moradi Dehnavi H. Heart history taking and physical examination from the perspective of Persian medicine. jiitm. 2018; 9 (2)
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مجله طب سنتی اسلام و ایران Journal of Islamic and Iranian Traditional Medicine
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