Usefulness of the transcendental meditation program in the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease

Author: Zamarra JW//Schneider RH//Besseghini I//Robinson DK////
The Department of Medicine, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
Conference/Journal: Am J Cardiol
Date published: 1996
Other: Volume ID: 77 , Issue ID: 10 , Pages: 867-70 , Special Notes: Clinical Trial Controlled Clinical Trial , Word Count: 73

Twenty-one patients with documented coronary artery disease were tested at baseline by exercise tolerance testing, and assigned to either stress reduction using the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program or to a wait-list control, After 8 months, the TM group had a 14.7% increase in exercise tolerance, an 11.7% increase in maximal workload, an 18% delay in onset of ST-segment depression, and significant reductions in rate-pressure product at 3 and 6 minutes, and at maximal exercise compared with the control group.