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The effects of back massage before diagnostic cardiac catheterization.

Authors
  • McNamara, Mary Ellen1
  • Burnham, Diann C
  • Smith, Christine
  • Carroll, Diane L
  • 1 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Alternative therapies in health and medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
9
Issue
1
Pages
50–57
Identifiers
PMID: 12564351
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 20-minute back massage appeared to reduce systolic blood pressure in patients awaiting a diagnostic cardiac catheterization, while preparatory time in the cardiac catheterization laboratory appeared to reduce diastolic blood pressure, respiration, perceived psychological distress, and pain.

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