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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-35
A review on role of yoga in the management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias


1 Department of Cardiology, Center for Integrative Medicine and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Research and Development, Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
4 Department of Naturopathy, Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Mooventhan A
Department of Research and Development, Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijoy.IJOY_7_20

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Evidence suggests that yoga is safe and effective in improving various risk factors, quality of life (QoL), and psychological burden that is related to arrhythmia. However, this is the first-ever systematic review performed to report the role of yoga in arrhythmia. We have performed a literature search using Cochrane Library, Medline/PubMed, Web of Science Core Collection, and IndMED electronic databases up to 3, January 2018. Of 240 articles, 6 potentially eligible articles were identified and included in the review. Results showed that yoga could be considered an efficient adjuvant in reducing arrhythmia (paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachyarrhythmia, and palpitation) related health problems; blood pressure, heart rate, depression and anxiety scores; and in improving health-related QoL of arrhythmia patients. However, there is a lack of randomized controlled trials and a clear mechanism behind the effect of yoga; studies had relatively a small sample size and different yoga protocols.


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