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Heart Health

02 August 2011

Spiritual retreat helps heart patients

Attending a spiritual retreat can help patients with severe heart trouble feel less depressed and more hopeful about the future.

Attending a spiritual retreat can help patients with severe heart trouble feel less depressed and more hopeful about the future, a study by the University of Michigan Health System (US) has found.

The study was the first randomised clinical trial to demonstrate an intervention that raises hope in patients with acute coronary syndrome, a condition that includes chest pain and heart attack. Previous research has shown that hope and its opposite, hopelessness, have an impact on how patients face uncertain futures.

 

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