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International Journal of Hypertension
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 578397, 11 pages
Review Article

Current Perspectives on the Use of Meditation to Reduce Blood Pressure

1Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
2Summa Health System, Akron, OH 44309, USA
3Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
4Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA

Received 9 August 2011; Revised 17 October 2011; Accepted 24 October 2011

Academic Editor: Tavis S. Campbell

Copyright © 2012 Carly M. Goldstein et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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