I bet nitric oxide applied immediately after your stroke would help your recovery, but you will need to tell your doctor that.
Does your doctor even understand the question?
Meta-analysis of effects of voluntary slow breathing exercises for control of heart rate and blood pressure in patients with cardiovascular diseases
- Researchers searched Embase (1974 to April 2016), PubMed (1966 to April 2016), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Issue 4, April 2016) and PEDro (www.pedro.org.au) (1999 to April 2016).
- The primary outcome was the mean change in resting HR.
- Secondary outcomes included changes in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) as well as compliance with the breathing training.
- This analysis included a total of 6 studies consisting of 269 subjects.
- Researchers observed that practice of the breathing exercises resulted in statistically significant HR reduction [mean difference: -1.72 beats/min, 95% confidence interval (CI): -2.70 to -0.75].
- Findings demonstrated reductions in SBP (mean difference: -6.36 mmHg, 95% CI: -10.32 to -2.39) and DBP (mean difference: -5.63 mmHg, 95% CI: -7.40 to -3.86) compared to the controls.
- Trial durations ranged from 2 weeks to 6 months.