Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Adolescents and Adults through the Transcendental Meditation(®) Program: A Research Review Update.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/315690
Title:
Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Adolescents and Adults through the Transcendental Meditation(®) Program: A Research Review Update.
Authors:
Barnes, Vernon A. ( 0000-0001-5644-5824 ) ; Orme-Johnson, David W
Abstract:
The pathogenesis and progression of cardiovascular diseases are thought to be exacerbated by stress. Basic research indicates that the Transcendental Meditation(®) technique produces acute and longitudinal reductions in sympathetic tone and stress reactivity. In adolescents at risk for hypertension, the technique has been found to reduce resting and ambulatory blood pressure, left ventricular mass, cardiovascular reactivity, and to improve school behavior. Research on adults with mild or moderate essential hypertension has reported decreased blood pressure and reduced use of anti-hypertensive medication. The technique has also been reported to decrease symptoms of angina pectoris and carotid atherosclerosis, to reduce cardiovascular risk factors, including alcohol and tobacco use, to markedly reduce medical care utilization for cardiovascular diseases, and to significantly decrease cardiovascular and all-cause morbidity and mortality. These findings have important implications for inclusion of the Transcendental Meditation program in efforts to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases and their clinical consequences.(®)Transcendental Meditation and TM are trademarks registered in the US. Patent and Trademark Office, licensed to Maharishi Vedic Education Development Corporation and are used with permission.
Affiliation:
Georgia Prevention Institute
Citation:
Barnes VA, Orme-Johnson DA. (2012). "Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Adolescents and Adults through the Transcendental Meditation Program®: A Research Review Update". Current Hypertension Reviews, Vol. 8, pp. 227-242.
Journal:
Current hypertension reviews
Issue Date:
Aug-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/315690
PubMed ID:
23204989
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
1875-6506
Appears in Collections:
Georgia Prevention Center: Faculty Research and Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Vernon A.en
dc.contributor.authorOrme-Johnson, David Wen
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-11T12:42:11Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-11T12:42:11Z-
dc.date.issued2012-08en_US
dc.identifier.citationBarnes VA, Orme-Johnson DA. (2012). "Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Adolescents and Adults through the Transcendental Meditation Program®: A Research Review Update". Current Hypertension Reviews, Vol. 8, pp. 227-242.en
dc.identifier.issn1875-6506-
dc.identifier.pmid23204989-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/315690-
dc.description.abstractThe pathogenesis and progression of cardiovascular diseases are thought to be exacerbated by stress. Basic research indicates that the Transcendental Meditation(®) technique produces acute and longitudinal reductions in sympathetic tone and stress reactivity. In adolescents at risk for hypertension, the technique has been found to reduce resting and ambulatory blood pressure, left ventricular mass, cardiovascular reactivity, and to improve school behavior. Research on adults with mild or moderate essential hypertension has reported decreased blood pressure and reduced use of anti-hypertensive medication. The technique has also been reported to decrease symptoms of angina pectoris and carotid atherosclerosis, to reduce cardiovascular risk factors, including alcohol and tobacco use, to markedly reduce medical care utilization for cardiovascular diseases, and to significantly decrease cardiovascular and all-cause morbidity and mortality. These findings have important implications for inclusion of the Transcendental Meditation program in efforts to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases and their clinical consequences.(®)Transcendental Meditation and TM are trademarks registered in the US. Patent and Trademark Office, licensed to Maharishi Vedic Education Development Corporation and are used with permission.en
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Current hypertension reviewsen
dc.subjectAdolescentsen
dc.subjectMeditationen
dc.subjectBlood Pressureen
dc.subjectCardiovascular Diseaseen
dc.subjectrandomized clinical trialen
dc.subjectstress reductionen
dc.subjectmortalityen
dc.titlePrevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Adolescents and Adults through the Transcendental Meditation(®) Program: A Research Review Update.en_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentGeorgia Prevention Instituteen
dc.identifier.journalCurrent hypertension reviewsen
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