Yoga improves symptoms in heart failure patients: study shows

Yoga improves symptoms in heart failure patients: study shows

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Experienced faculty at the yoga department of the hospital demonstrated pranayama (yogic breathing), meditation and relaxation techniques to the patients in the yoga group. The participants were monitored for a week and then advised to continue self-administered yoga at home for 50 minutes once a week. Patients spoke with a trainer after each home session to check progress.

At baseline, six months and one year, researchers assessed heart structure and function in the yoga and control groups using echocardiography. Measurements included evaluation of the heart's ability to pump blood (left ventricular ejection fraction), and right ventricular function.

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