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A Prospective Trial of Ayurveda for Coronary Artery Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 29, 2014
Last Update Posted : August 29, 2014
Ayurvedic Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert DuBroff, University of New Mexico

Brief Summary:
Can Ayurvedic therapy improve markers of cardiovascular health and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with coronary artery disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Coronary Artery Disease Other: Ayurveda Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Patients with established coronary artery disease will be treated with 90 days of Ayurvedic therapy to include yoga, meditation, breathing exercises,and herbs. Arterial stiffness, weight, BMI, BP, medications, cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglyceride, HS-CRP will be measured at baseline and after 90 days of therapy.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 19 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective Trial of Ayurveda for Coronary Artery Disease
Study Start Date : January 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Ayurveda
Ayurvedic therapy
Other: Ayurveda
Ayurveda includes meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, herbs

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Arterial stiffness, measured as pulse wave velocity meters/second [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Body mass index (BMI) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. Blood pressure in mm Hg [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  3. Total cholesterol in mg/dl [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  4. LDL cholesterol in mg/dl [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  5. HDL cholesterol in mg/dl [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  6. Triglyceride in mg/dl [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • stable coronary artery disease (prior mi, coronary angioplasty or stent, coronary bypass surgery)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age < 18 years
  • life expectancy < 6 months
  • pregnancy or breast feeding
  • unwilling or unable to complete 90 days of therapy
  • already receiving/taking Ayurvedic therapy
  • unable to converse in or understand English language

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02228343

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United States, New Mexico
University of New Mexico Medical Group McMahon Cardiology
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87114
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of New Mexico
Ayurvedic Institute
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Principal Investigator: Robert J DuBroff, MD University of New Mexico

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Responsible Party: Robert DuBroff, Principal Investigator, University of New Mexico Identifier: NCT02228343     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UNM2013.1
First Posted: August 29, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 29, 2014
Last Verified: August 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases