The efficacy of Tai Chi for intervention treatment of myocardial infarction: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis

Author: Shanshan Wu1, Zuosheng Lu1, Zhaowei Li2, Yuezhong Li2
1 School of Physical Education & Sports Science, South China Normal University, Guangdong, China.
2 College of Physical Education and Health, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangdong, China.
Conference/Journal: Medicine (Baltimore)
Date published: 2021 Nov 19
Other: Volume ID: 100 , Issue ID: 46 , Pages: e27584 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000027584. , Word Count: 182

This protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis aims at assessing the clinical evidence regarding the efficacy of Tai Chi interventions in patients with myocardial infarction (MI).

Literature retrieval will use the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, PubMed, Embase, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, China Biomedical Literature Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, China Science and Technology Journal Database, Wanfang Database, and Ongoing Clinical Trials Database. Our search strategy was based on a string of text words, Medical Subject Headings, and subject headings indicative of Tai Chi. The search strings included: tai chi chuan, taiji, and taiji quan interventions in myocardial infarction; MI infarcts; myocardial infarcts; myocardial; coronary artery disease; coronary arteriosclerosis; acute coronary syndromes; and coronary syndromes. Quality assessment of the included studies was evaluated using the Cochrane risk of bias assessment tool. Statistical analyses were performed using RevMan 5.4 software.

The findings of this study will be submitted to peer-reviewed journals for publication.

This study will provide reliable evidence regarding the efficacy of Tai Chi in patients with MI and provide up-to-date evidence for its application.

PMID: 34797279 DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000027584