Effects of stress management training and dietary changes in treating ischemic heart disease Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lipoproteins, HDL

abstract

  • To evaluate the short-term effects of an intervention that consists of stress management training and dietary changes in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), we compared the cardiovascular status of 23 patients who received this intervention with a randomized control group of 23 patient who did not. After 24 days, patients in the experimental group demonstrated a 44% mean increase in duration of exercise, a 55% mean increase in total work performed, somewhat improved left ventricular regional wall motion during peak exercise, and a net change in the left ventricular ejection fraction from rest to maximum exercise of +6.4%. Also, we measured a 20.5% mean decrease in plasma cholesterol levels and a 91.0% mean reduction in frequency of anginal episodes. In this selected sample, short-term improvements in cardiovascular status seem to result from these adjuncts to conventional treatments of IHD.

publication date

  • February 21, 1983

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.249.1.54

PubMed ID

  • 6336794

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 54

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 249

number

  • 1