Effect of Comprehensive Lifestyle Modification and Meditation on Coronary Atherosclerosis and Its Risk Factors

  • Md Abul Hossain Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • - Moniruzzaman Co-ordinator, Quantum Foundation, Rampura, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sabrina Yesmin Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Sirajul Islam Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Ahmed Murtaza Choudhury Professor, Dr. MR Khan Shishu Hospital & Institute of Child Health, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Khairul Islam Medical Officer, Department of Cardiology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Asma Mahmuda Medical Counselor, Quantum Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Abdus Salam Associate Professor, Department of Neurotrauma, National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sohel Reza Choudhury Professor & Head, Department of Epidemiology & Research, National Heart Foundation Hospital & Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: Coronary atherosclerosis; lifestyle modification; meditation


Background: Comprehensive lifestyle modification has an effect on coronary atherosclerosis.

Objective: This study was performed to determine the effect of comprehensive lifestyle modification and meditation on coronary atherosclerosis.

Methodology: This cohort study was done by Quantum Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh during the period of January 2010 to December 2014. Patients who had attended the 2-days long orientation program on comprehensive lifestyle modification, meditation and overview of coronary artery disease were included in the study. Participants who had attended ≥10 monthly and ≤2 monthly follow up & counseling session were defined as compliant and noncompliant group respectively. Patients were follow up for angiogram.

Results: A total number of 32 patients were divided into compliant and noncompliant groups. Patient in the compliant group used to take heart healthy diet in 100.0% cases and avoided heart-unhealthy diet in 100.0% cases as well. Patients in the compliant group were also adherent to daily practice of meditation in 100.0% of cases and it was only 26.7% in case of non-compliant (P<0.001). From baseline and repeat angiogram Gensini scoring was done to determine the regression of coronary blockage. Regression of coronary blockage was observed in 61.5% cases of compliant group and 10.5% in non-compliant group (P<0.001).

Conclusion: Comprehensive lifestyle modification and meditation can regress coronary atherosclerosis.

Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research 2020;7(1): 24-29


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Hossain, M. A., Moniruzzaman, -, Yesmin, S., Choudhury, A., Islam, M. K., Mahmuda, A., Salam, M. A., & Choudhury, S. (2020). Effect of Comprehensive Lifestyle Modification and Meditation on Coronary Atherosclerosis and Its Risk Factors. Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research, 7(1), 24-29. https://doi.org/10.3329/jcamr.v7i1.46426
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