Impact of Meditation on Resting and Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Heart Rate in Youth

01 Dec 2004Barnes, Vernon A. PhD; Davis, Harry C. MS; Murzynowski, James B. MBA; Treiber, Frank A. PhD

Significant (p < .05) differences in average change from pretest to posttest were found between the meditation and health eduction control groups for resting systolic blood pressure (−2.7 vs. 1.1 mm Hg), daytime ambulatory systolic blood pressure after school (−2.0 vs. 3.6 mm Hg), daytime ambulatory diastolic blood pressure after school (0.1 vs. 4.3 mm Hg), and daytime ambulatory heart rate after school (−5.3 vs. 0.3 bpm).

Cohort Study
2 effects
3 months
73587 subjects

Reported Outcomes

DeterminantsOutcomeDetails

Meditation Selfcare risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Meditation
Selfcare

Heart Rate Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Heart Rate
Cardiovascular system

Moderate evidence
-6.0%

Meditation Selfcare risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Meditation
Selfcare

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Blood Pressure - Hype...
Cardiovascular system

Moderate evidence
-6.0%