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OBJECTIVE The present study investigates the effect of Sahaja yoga meditation on quality of life, anxiety, and blood pressure control. DESIGN The prospective observational cohort study enrolled two study groups: those receiving treatment from the International Sahaja Yoga Research and Health Center (meditation group) and those receiving treatment from the(More)
BACKGROUND Health status is a key outcome for comparing treatments, particularly when mortality does not differ significantly. METHODS AND RESULTS Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) randomized 2368 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and stable ischemic heart disease to (1) prompt revascularization versus medical(More)
BACKGROUND International research for acute myocardial infarction lacks comparisons of whole health systems. We assessed time trends for care and outcomes in Sweden and the UK. METHODS We used data from national registries on consecutive patients registered between 2004 and 2010 in all hospitals providing care for acute coronary syndrome in Sweden and the(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD). Because all 3 conditions may reduce quality of life, the extent to which obesity, diabetes, and CAD independently affect quality of life is uncertain. METHODS Patients with type 2 diabetes and documented CAD participating in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which effectiveness of cardiac and diabetes treatment strategies varies by patient age. BACKGROUND The impact of age on the effectiveness of revascularization and hyperglycemia treatments has not been thoroughly investigated. METHODS In the BARI 2D (Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization(More)
Aims The aim of this study is to develop models to aid the decision to prolong dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) that requires balancing an individual patient's potential benefits and harms. Methods and results Using population-based electronic health records (EHRs) (CALIBER, England, 2000-10), of patients evaluated 1 year after acute myocardial infarction(More)
BACKGROUND The longitudinal association between obesity, weight variability, and health status outcomes is important for patients with coronary disease and diabetes. METHODS The BARI 2D was a multicenter randomized clinical trial designed to evaluate treatment strategies for patients with both documented stable ischemic heart disease and type 2 diabetes.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the between hospital variation in use of guideline recommended treatments and clinical outcomes for acute myocardial infarction in Sweden and the United Kingdom. DESIGN Population based longitudinal cohort study using nationwide clinical registries. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Nationwide registry data comprising all hospitals providing(More)