Sumin A N, Khairedinova O P, Sumina L, Variushkina E V, Doronin D V, Galimzianov D: Psychotherapy impact on effectiveness of in-hospital physical rehabilitation in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Klin Med (Mosk) 78(6): 16-20, 2000.
Abstract: Of 103 patients with acute coronary syndrome (mean age 51.6 +/- 0.9 years) 47 patients participated in 5 group psychotherapeutic sessions added to conversional rehabilitation program. Psychotherapy included progressive muscular relaxation, neurolinguistic programming, eriksonian hypnosis, therapeutic metaphora. Psychotherapy decreased the hear rate, number of ventricular extrasystoles, stimulated tonicity of the parasympathetic nervous system. Compared to the controls, the test patients developed higher exercise tolerance and lower reactivity of the central hemodynamics in all the exercise tests.