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Device-guided breathing exercises reduce blood pressure: ambulatory and home measurements.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11206685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Slow breathing practiced routinely using an interactive device has demonstrated a sustained reduction in high blood pressure (BP). We reevaluated the BP response of hypertensives (n = 13) to this daily treatment for 8 weeks using 24-h ambulatory, home, and office BP measurements. A clinically significant BP reduction of similar magnitude was observed in all BP monitoring modalities during the daytime. Greater BP reductions were found for older patients and higher baseline BP. The results provide additional support for the efficacy of the device as an adjunctive lifestyle modification for treating hypertension.
T Rosenthal; A Alter; E Peleg; B Gavish
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of hypertension     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0895-7061     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-06     Completed Date:  2001-04-12     Revised Date:  2009-02-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803676     Medline TA:  Am J Hypertens     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Chorley Hypertension Unit, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Determination / methods
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Breathing Exercises*
Equipment Design
Hypertension / physiopathology,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Office Visits
Respiratory Therapy / instrumentation*
Therapy, Computer-Assisted*

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