Review Article
Volume 7 Issue 5 - 2020
Meta-Analysis of the Beneficial Effects of Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) on the Cardiovascular System and Prevalent Cardiovascular Disorders (CVDs)
Abdullah Hafid1,2Nicholas A Kerna3*
1University of Health and Humanities, Tortola, BVI
2University of Science, Arts and Technology, Montserrat, BWI
3SMC–Medical Research, Thailand
*Corresponding Author: Nicholas A Kerna, POB47 Phatphong, Suriwongse Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10500.
Received: March 30, 2020; Published: April 16, 2020




Abstract

Stress disrupts healthy cardiovascular function, influencing or triggering the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and disorders by elevating blood pressure (BP), increasing heart rate (HR), cortisol levels, and insulin resistance. The utilization of mindfulness- based interventions (MBIs) has been associated with a reduction in specific symptoms, markers, and hallmarks of CVD. This meta-analysis reports on the beneficial effects of several of these mindfulness-based inventions on the cardiovascular system in response to stress and makes a case for further research on such.

Keywords: Cardiovascular; Hypertension; Heart Rate; Meditation; Obesity; Prayer; Yoga

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Citation: Abdullah Hafid and Nicholas A Kerna. “Meta-Analysis of the Beneficial Effects of Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) on the Cardiovascular System and Prevalent Cardiovascular Disorders (CVDs)”. EC Cardiology 7.5 (2020): 56–63.

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