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Boston, Massachusetts 02215


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the relaxation response is more effective than attention control in reducing blood pressure and medication dosage in elderly adults with isolated systolic hypertension.


Study summary:

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the relaxation response is more effective than health education training (attention control) in reducing systolic blood pressure and anti-hypertensive medication elimination in elderly adults with isolated systolic hypertension.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - 55 years or older - currently taking at least 2 anti-hypertensive medications - systolic blood pressure between 140-159 mmHg - diastolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg - read and understand English - access to a telephone - ability to attend all study visits Exclusion Criteria: - other cardiovascular disease - major medical illness - previous experience with any RR eliciting technique - current use of:beta-agonist bronchodilators, systemic corticosteroids, anti-convulsants/psychotics, immunosuppressants, cytotoxic therapy, anabolic steroids, antidepressants (other than SSRIs), dicyclomine, bile acid binding resins, or sympathomimetic medication


NCT ID:

NCT00179543


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Herbert Benson, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02215
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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