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Nonpharmacologic treatment of resistant hypertensives by device-guided slow breathing exercises.
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PMID:  12799098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated the antihypertensive effect of slow breathing exercises, guided interactively by a device, in patients with uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) without changing medication. This study examined the response to the same treatment protocol in resistant hypertensives. METHODS: Seventeen resistant hypertensives exercised device-guided slow breathing for 8 weeks, 15 min daily, and self-monitored BP. Data stored in the devices were collected on a PC-based system. Clinical outcomes were office and home BP changes from baseline to end values. RESULTS: Significant reductions in both office BP (-12.9/-6.9 mm Hg, P <.001 and home BP (-6.4/-2.6 mm Hg, P <.01/P <.05) without side effects with 82% responders and good compliance. CONCLUSIONS: Resistant hypertensives can benefit from and are compliant with self-treatment by device-guided slow breathing.
Reuven Viskoper; Irena Shapira; Rita Priluck; Rina Mindlin; Larissa Chornia; Anny Laszt; Dror Dicker; Benjamin Gavish; Ariela Alter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of hypertension     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0895-7061     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-11     Completed Date:  2004-01-28     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:  484-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
WHO Collaborative Center for Prevention of CVD, the Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, affiliated to the University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Ashkelon, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Breathing Exercises*
Equipment and Supplies
Follow-Up Studies
Hypertension / therapy*
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance

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