Influence of Yoga in Patients With Neurocardiogenic Syncope (SYNC - YOGA)
Syncope is a common problem that many clinicians may encounter in various outpatient settings. Neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS) is a benign condition characterized by a self limited episode of systemic hypotension. Patients are usually managed with education on syncope, anxiety management, and coping skills.
It has been established that practice of Yoga could relieve stress and anxiety. In a different study, they also found that Yoga positively influences cardiovascular function by decreasing the heart rate and blood pressure. The main objective of Yoga is to achieve control over the autonomic nervous system and able to control functions like heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate.
Based on the findings that Yoga relieves stress and reduces heart rate, the investigators propose to study if Yoga can decrease the frequency of NCS and also reduce the symptoms associated with these episodes.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Neurocardiogenic Syncope and the Role That Yoga Plays in People With Autonomic Dysfunction|
- Change in frequency of recurrent syncopal spells in patients with Neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS) [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 Months ]Differences in the incidence of syncopal spells pre and post Yoga.
- Change in frequency of recurrent syncopal spells in patients with Neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS) [ Time Frame: Baseline to 1 Year ]Differences in the incidence of syncopal spells pre and post Yoga.
- Change in frequency of recurrent syncopal spells in patients with Neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS) [ Time Frame: Baseline to 1 Year ]Differences in the incidence of syncopal symptoms pre and post Yoga.
- Change in Heart Health [ Time Frame: 3 Months, 1 Year ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Participants will be asked to practice Yoga 3 times per week at a minimum, and daily at a maximum. Participants will receive training in different Yoga techniques including breathing exercises, postures and meditation. Participants will be asked to practice 1 hour Yoga sessions comprised of breathing exercises, postures and meditation.
Includes breathing exercises, postures, and meditation. Participant practices yoga at their home a minimum of 3 times per week for 1 hour per time. Participation can last for up to 1 year.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01695525
|United States, Kansas|
|University of Kansas Medical Center|
|Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160|
|Principal Investigator:||Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC||University of Kansas Medical Center|