Yoga shown to reduce symptoms of atrial fibrillation

Yoga shown to reduce symptoms of atrial fibrillation

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Yoga shown to reduce symptoms of atrial fibrillation

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on January 31, 2013 at 3:44 PM

A small study finds yoga could benefit patients with atrial fibrillation.

Researchers evaluated more than 50 patients with atrial fibrillation, a common disorder that causes an irregular, fast heart rhythm.

After three months of recording their AF episodes, they underwent three months of yoga training.

At the end of the yoga period, there was a significant reduction in AF episodes and patients reported having better overall physical and mental health.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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