Studies on the use of animals on blood pressure.
|Study||Type of study ||Summary of results|
|Allen et al. ||Randomized, unblinded, prospective, controlled||48||Subjects had lower blood pressure and heart rates in response to an acute mental stressor in the presence of a pet|
|Friedmann et al. ||Controlled, unblinded, prospective||11||Blood pressure lower when animal and acute mental stressor present|
|Barker et al. ||Controlled, unblinded, prospective ||10||Pet owners reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the presence of animal when mental stressor present|
|Anderson et al. ||Retrospective chart survey||5741||Pet owners had lower resting blood pressure|
|Wright et al. ||Mail questionnaire||1179||Pet owners had lower systolic, mean arteriolar, pulse pressures, risk of HTN (O.R. = 0.62)|