Intercessory prayer and cardiovascular disease progression in a coronary care unit population: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Aviles2001IntercessoryPA,
  title={Intercessory prayer and cardiovascular disease progression in a coronary care unit population: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Jennifer M Aviles and Susan Whelan and Debra A Hernke and Brent A Williams and Katherine Kenny and W Michael O'fallon and Stephen Louis Kopecky},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2001},
  volume={76 12},
  pages={
          1192-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of intercessory prayer, a widely practiced complementary therapy, on cardiovascular disease progression after hospital discharge. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this randomized controlled trial conducted between 1997 and 1999, a total of 799 coronary care unit patients were randomized at hospital discharge to the intercessory prayer group or to the control group. Intercessory prayer, ie, prayer by 1 or more persons on behalf of another, was administered at least… CONTINUE READING

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