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Una meta-analisi di 107 studi indipendenti sulla riduzione dello stress e dell’ipertensione, ha rivelato che il programma di Meditazione Trascendentale ha ridotto la pressione sanguigna in misura significativamente maggiore rispetto ad altri interventi mente-corpo che sono stati studiati a questo proposito. Rainforth MV, et al (2007). "Programmi di riduzione dello stress in pazienti con elevata pressione sanguigna: una revisione sistematica e meta-analisi." Rapporti attuali di ipertensione, 9 (6): 520–528.

Una dichiarazione scientifica dell'American Heart Association (AHA) conferma che la MT riduce la pressione sanguigna e afferma che "la MT può essere considerata nella pratica clinica come strumento per ridurre la pressione arteriosa". Al contrario, il rapporto AHA ha trovato prove non sufficienti per raccomandare altre tecniche di meditazione per la riduzione della pressione sanguigna. Brook RD, et al. Oltre i farmaci e la dieta: approcci alternativi per abbassare la pressione sanguigna. Una dichiarazione scientifica dell'American Heart Association. Ipertensione 2013; 61: 1360-1383.

Uno studio controllato randomizzato a lungo termine su pazienti con malattie coronariche ha mostrato che la pratica della Meditazione Trascendentale era associata a una riduzione del 48% della mortalità, infarto miocardico non fatale e ictus rispetto al gruppo di controllo per un follow-up con durata media di cinque anni. Schneider RH, et al. Riduzione dello stress nella prevenzione secondaria delle malattie cardiovascolari: studio randomizzato controllato di meditazione trascendentale ed educazione sanitaria nei neri. Circolazione: qualità cardiovascolare e risultati. 5: 750-758, 2012.