DOI: 10.5935/medicalexpress.2014.05.04
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Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Although relaxation is recommended as complementary therapy for hypertension, its postintervention cardiovascular autonomic effects are unclear. The objective of this research was to investigate the effects of savasana relaxation on cardiovascular autonomic modulation in hypertensive patients. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was performed at the Hemodynamic Laboratory of the Physical Education School of the University of Sã o Paulo/Brazil. Sixteen hypertensive (6-women) and 14 normotensive…

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