The Effects of Baduanjin Exercise on Meridian Energy and Heart Rate Variability in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Sugery

  • End date
    Nov 27, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Tzu Chi University
Updated on 27 January 2021


Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) consists of supervised exercise training in conjunction with other secondary prevention interventions. However, CR is not widely used because of distance, financial resources, work and other time constraints, gender, age, social support, illness perceptions, and psychiatric problems. Baduanjin is a type of movement-based mind-body intervention. It is a form of traditional practice designed to promote physical and psychological health, manage symptoms, and relieve stress during illness. Patients with heart disease have frequently used it. The impacts of a Baduanjin exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program for patients recovering from CAD under coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or valve replacement on Meridian Energy Analysis Device (MEAD100, Med- Pex Enterprises, Taichung, Taiwan) and heart rate variability (HRV) has yet to be assessed. This trial evaluates whether the Baduanjin exercise would provide effective meridian energy and HRV in patients following CABG.

Condition Open Heart Surgery
Treatment Usual Care, Walk 30mins, Walk plus Baduanjin, Baduanjin
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04670367
SponsorTzu Chi University
Last Modified on27 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

-70 age range
Undergoing open heart surgery
Hemodynamically stable
No advanced vision defect
The physician authorized by the operating physician for participation in the exercise
Patients who agreed to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria

The presence of pulmonary, neurological, musculoskeletal disease limiting participation in exercise training
Patients at high risk (ejection fraction below 40 percent)
Dissectant aneurysm
Patients who cannot be cooperative in verbal and / or auditory terms
Psychological and / or perceptual cooperative patients
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