TABLE 1. Baseline characterics of yoga and control groups

Parameter

Yoga group

Control group

P values(Yoga Vs Control

Age (years)

519

5210

Ns

Hypertensive

43%

38%

Ns

Diabetic

29%

24%

Ns

Smokers

19%

24%

Ns

Previous MI

33%

29%

Ns

Previous CABG

10%

5%

Ns

NYHA functional class

2.620.67

2.330.58

Ns

Anginal episodes/Wk

6.712.95

4.102.14

0.002

Weight

72.112.5

72.819.84

Ns

Total Cholesterol

25743.6

236.8640

Ns

LDL Cholesterol

15632.7

14530.5

Ns

HDL Cholesterol

40.816.25

38.814.34

Ns

Triglycerides

19358.1

16947.13

Ns

LDL/HDL ratio

3.840.89

3.780.87

Ns

Exercise Duration

349147

43019.29

0.056

**Double Product achieved (*10 )

23.622.66

24.132.41

Ns

ST segment depression during exercise test

2.620.62

2.230.53

0.044

Mean Lesion Severity

62.414.5

59.717.7

Ns

Ns = Not Significant

* All patients were men

** Product of heart rate and systolic blood pressure