Yoga-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: Are There Benefits?

Dorairaj Prabhakaran, MD, DM, of the Centre for Chronic Disease Control in New Delhi, India, talks with DocWire News about the benefits of a yoga-based cardiac rehabilitation program added to standard care in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

Dr. Prabhakaran presented the results of the Yoga-CaRe study at the American Heart Association 2018 Scientific Sessions, which enrolled over 4,000 patients and randomized them to either enhanced standard care, or to a yoga-based cardiac rehabilitation program. Endpoints of interest included time to first cardiovascular events and quality of life.

The results suggested no additional benefit from yoga-based cardiac rehabilitation, but there was a noted improvement in overall quality of life.

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Eric Raible is editor of the Cardiology section of DocWire News and has more than a decade’s worth of experience in covering and publishing in the cardiology space. Eric has previously served as a founding editor of CardioSource WorldNews, and is a former staff writer and editor of Cardiology Today.