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American College of Cardiology: “Music as Medicine? 30 Minutes a Day Shows Benefits After Heart Attack.”
Harvard Medical School: “Mindfulness can improve heart health,” “The health benefits of tai chi,” “Tai chi: A gentle exercise that may help heal your heart,” “Relaxation techniques: Breath control helps quell errant stress response.”
International Journal of Yoga: “Yoga for Heart Failure: A Review and Future Research.”
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology: “Sauna exposure leads to improved arterial compliance: Findings from a non-randomised experimental study.”
Experimental & Clinical Cardiology: “Beneficial effects of sauna bathing for heart failure patients.”
University of Rochester Medical Center: “Stress Can Increase Your Risk for Heart Disease.”
Medical Acupuncture: “Does Acupuncture Reduce Stress Over Time? A Clinical Heart Rate Variability Study in Hypertensive Patients.”
Hopkins Medicine: “Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Don't Underestimate Stress.”
American Journal of Critical Care: “Animal-Assisted Therapy in Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure.”
CDC: “How Does Sleep Affect Your Heart Health?”
Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on June 22, 2021
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