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Research: yoga & the heart


Bharshankar JR et al. Effect of yoga on cardiovascular system in subjects above 40 years. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2003;47:202–6
Cramer H et al. A systematic review of yoga for heart disease. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2015;22(3):284–295.
Cramer H et al. Effects of yoga on CVD risk factors: a systematic review & meta-analysis. Int J Cardiol. 2014;173(2):170–183
Harinath K et al. Effects of hatha yoga & omkar meditation on cardiorespiratory performance, psychologic profile & melatonin secretion. J Altern Complement Med. 2004;10:261–8
Raub JA. Psychophysiologic effects of hatha yoga on musculoskeletal & cardiopulmonary function: A literature review. J Altern Complement Med. 2002;8:797–812
CAD Kim S, Bemben MG, Bemben DA. Effects of an 8-month yoga intervention on arterial compliance & muscle strength in premenopausal women. J Sports Sci Med. 2012;11(2):322–330.
CAD Manchanda SC et al. Retardation of coronary atherosclerosis with yoga lifestyle intervention. J Assoc Physicians India. 2000;48(7):687–694.
CAD Pal A, Srivastava N, Narain VS, et al. Effect of yogic intervention on the autonomic nervous system in the patients with coronary artery disease: a RCT. East Mediterr Health J. 2013;19(5):452–458.
CAD Pal A, Srivastava N, Tiwari S, et al. Effect of yogic practices on lipid profile & body fat composition in patients of CAD. Complement Ther Med. 2011;19(3):122–127.
CAD Yogendra J et al. Beneficial effects of yoga lifestyle on reversibility of Ischemic heart disease: caring heart project of international board of yoga. J Assoc Physicians India. 2004;52:283–9.
CHF Pullen et al. Effects of Yoga on Inflammation & Exercise Capacity in Patients With CHF (2008), J of Cardiac Failure
CHF Bernardi GS et al. Effect breathing rate & oxygen saturation and exercise performance in CHF. Lancet. May 1998. 351: 1308-11
DIABETES Hegde SV, Adhikari P, Shetty S, et al. Effect of community-based yoga intervention on oxidative stress & glycemic parameters in prediabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Complement Ther Med. 2013;21(6):571–576.
DIABETES Shantakumari N, et al. Effects of a yoga intervention on lipid profiles of diabetes patients with dyslipidemia. Indian Heart J. 2013;65(2):127–131.
DIABETES Nagarathna R et al. Efficacy of yoga based life style modification program on medication score & lipid profile in type 2 diabetes—a RCT. Int J Diabetes Dev Countries. 2012;32(3):122–130.
DIABETES Vaishali K et al. Effects of yoga-based program on glycosylated hemoglobin level serum lipid profile in community dwelling elderly subjects with chronic type 2 diabetes mellitus—a RCT. Phys Occup Ther Geriatr. 2012;30(1):22–30.
DIABETES Yang K et al. Utilization of 3-month yoga program for adults at high risk for type 2 diabetes: a pilot study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011:257891.
HYPERTENSION Cohen DL, et al. Iyengar yoga versus enhanced usual care on blood pressure in patients with prehypertension to stage I hypertension: a randomized controlled trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011;2011:546428.
HYPERTENSION Cramer H, Haller H, Lauche R, et al. A systematic review & meta-analysis of yoga for hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2014;27(9):1146–1151
HYPERTENSION Hagins M, Rundle A, Consedine NS, et al. A RCT comparing the effects of yoga with an active control on ambulatory blood pressure in individuals with prehypertension & stage 1 hypertension. J Clin Hypertens. 2014;16(1):54–62.
HYPERTENSION Patel C, North WR. RCT of yoga and bio-feedback in management of hypertension. Lancet. 1975;2(7925):93–95.
HYPERTENSION Subramanian H et al. Non-pharmacological interventions in hypertension: a community-based cross-over RCT. Indian J Community Med. 2011;36(3):191–196
HYPERTENSION Telles S et al. Blood pressure & Purdue pegboard scores in individuals with hypertension after alternate nostril breathing, breath awareness & no intervention. Med Sci Monit. 2013;19:61–66
METABOLIC SYNDROME Cohen BE, Chang AA, Grady D, et al. Restorative yoga in adults with metabolic syndrome: a randomized, controlled pilot trial. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2008;6(3):223–229
METABOLIC SYNDROME Tyagi A et al. An explorative study of metabolic responses to mental stress & yoga practices in yoga practitioners, non-yoga practitioners & individuals with metabolic syndromeBMC Comp & Alt Med. 2014 (14):445
STROKE Schmid AA, et al. Post-stroke balance improves with yoga: a pilot study. Stroke. 2012;43(9):2402–2407


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