According to the findings of a recent research, an eight-week program of mindfulness meditation improves the quality of life and reduces fear of activity in heart attack patients.
The research was presented at ESC Acute Cardiovascular Care 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
“A heart attack is a serious life-threatening event and survivors can suffer from low quality of life,” said study author Dr Canan Karadas of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. “One reason is a fear of movement, called kinesiophobia, which limits daily activity due to concerns of another heart attack.”
“Mindfulness refers to the mental state achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment, including thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. It has drawn increasing attention to treating chronic conditions such as high blood pressure. Our…