Background Device-guided breathing exercises at home have a potential to become a nonpharmacologic treatment of high blood pressure (BP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of device-guided breathing exercises on both office and home BP. Methods A total of 79 mild hypertensive individuals, either medicated or unmedicated, with BP >140/90 mm Hg were enrolled. After a 2-week run-in phase, in both the control and treatment groups daily home blood pressure was monitored for 8 weeks. The treatment group also engaged in 15-min daily sessions with device-guided breathing exercises. Results A total of 47 treatment patients and 26 control subjects completed the study. In the control group both office and home BP showed small nonsignificant reductions. Device-guided breathing exercises reduced mean office BP (systolic/diastolic) by 5.5/3.6 mm Hg (P < .05 for diastolic) and mean home BP by 5.4/3.2 mm Hg (P < .001 for both). Home BP response reached a plateau after 3 weeks. Conclusion Our data show that device-guided breathing exercises have an antihypertensive effect that can be seen in conditions closer to daily life than the setting of the physician's office. © 2004 American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd.
Meles, E., Giannattasio, C., Failla, M., Gentile, G., Capra, A., & Mancia, G. (2004). Nonpharmacologic treatment of hypertension by respiratory exercise in the home setting. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 17(4), 370-374.
|Citazione:||Meles, E., Giannattasio, C., Failla, M., Gentile, G., Capra, A., & Mancia, G. (2004). Nonpharmacologic treatment of hypertension by respiratory exercise in the home setting. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 17(4), 370-374.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Nonpharmacologic treatment of hypertension by respiratory exercise in the home setting.|
|Autori:||Meles, E; Giannattasio, C; Failla, M; Gentile, G; Capra, ACM; Mancia, G|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Rivista:||AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjhyper.2003.12.009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|