Smartphone Delivered Meditation for BP Control among Prehypertensives (Proof of Concept) Save

Date Added
May 6th, 2014
PRO Number
Pro00020894
Researcher
Frank Treiber
Keywords
Cardiovascular, Complementary Medicine, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure
Summary

This study will examine the influence of smart phone technology enabled breathing awareness meditation on BP control at rest & in the natural environment. Psychological & physiological mechanisms will be examined in efforts to better understand underlying mechanistic pathways linking meditation with improved BP. Subjects will be prehypertensive adults (SBP 120-139mmHg on 3 occasions). Anthropometric, neurohormonal, psychological & CV phenotypes will be evaluated on 5 occasions: baseline, months 1, 3, 6, and 12.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Brenda Brunner-Jackson
843-792-9500
brunnerj@musc.edu

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