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Tai chi exercise for patients with heart disease: a systematic review of controlled clinical trials.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22875558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: To summarize and evaluate the available evidence from controlled clinical trials of tai chi (TC) exercise for patients with heart disease.
SEARCH METHODS: Fourteen databases were searched up to November 2010 with the terms tai chi, taichi, tai ji, taiji, taijichuan, cardiac, heart, coronary, myocardial, and atrial fibrillation in the title, abstract, or key words. No language restrictions were imposed. The quality and validity of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) were evaluated using the Jadad Scale. The strength of the evidence for all included studies was evaluated using the Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine Levels of Evidence.
RESULTS: Nine studies including 5 RCTs and 4 nonrandomized controlled clinical trials met the inclusion criteria. Three studies examined the effectiveness of TC exercise for patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), and 6 studies examined the effectiveness of TC exercise among patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Overall, these studies demonstrated favorable effects of TC exercise for the patients with heart disease.
CONCLUSIONS: The existing evidence suggests that TC exercise is a good option for heart patients with very limited exercise tolerance and can be an adjunct to rehabilitation programs for patients with CHD or CHF.
Siu-Man Ng; Chong-Wen Wang; Rainbow Tin-Hung Ho; Rainbow Tin-Hung Ho; Tat-Chi Ziea; Eric Tat-Chi Ziea; J He; Vivian Chi-Woon Wong; Vivian Chi-Woon Taam Wong; Cecilia Lai-Wan Chan; Cecilia Lai-Wan Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alternative therapies in health and medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1078-6791     ISO Abbreviation:  Altern Ther Health Med     Publication Date:    2012 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-09     Completed Date:  2012-09-06     Revised Date:  2012-12-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502013     Medline TA:  Altern Ther Health Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre on Behavioral Health and Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic
Coronary Disease / rehabilitation*
Evidence-Based Medicine*
Health Behavior
Myocardial Infarction / rehabilitation
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Quality of Life*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Research Design
Tai Ji*
Erratum In:
Altern Ther Health Med. 2012 Nov-Dec;18(6):79
Note: Tin-Hung Ho, Rainbow [corrected to Ho, Rainbow Tin-Hung]; Tat-Chi Ziea, Eric [corrected to Ziea, Tat-Chi]; He, J [removed]; Chi-Woon Taam Wong, Vivian [corrected to Wong, Vivian Chi-Woon]; Lai-Wan Chan, Cecilia [corrected to Chan, Cecilia Lai-Wan]

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