Combined Effect of Yoga and Dietary Modification in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Patient – A Case Report

  • Vishaka Bhandarkar Student of MD (Clinical Yoga), SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire, Karnataka, India http://orcid.org/0009-0007-2247-3393
  • Shivaprasad Shetty Associate Professor, SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Geriatric Syndrome, Heart Failure, Pranayama, Preserved Ejection Fraction, Quality of Life

Abstract

Most elderly individuals who experience heart failure (HF), especially older women, have a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is increasing in prevalence with the aging of the population. This is a case of an 82-year-old; married woman, diagnosed with HFpEF [CAG – Triple vessel disease (TVD)]. The physician advised her to undergo conventional medication and pacemaker implantation. She was hospitalized for 6 days, after discharge she was suggested to practice the yoga module (Table 1) and dietary modification (Table 2) along with conventional medication. After 8 weeks of intervention the patient’s Submaximal Functional Capacity, Quality of Life (QoL) improved and vitals such as Heart rate (HR), Respiratory rate (RR), and Blood pressure (BP) also helped in maintaining normal blood sugar levels. This case report intends to highlight the combined benefits of yoga with dietary modification in an HFpEF patient to improve their cardiac function and overall QoL.

Published
2024-06-25
How to Cite
Bhandarkar, V., & Shetty, S. (2024, June 25). Combined Effect of Yoga and Dietary Modification in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Patient – A Case Report. International Journal of AYUSH Case Reports, 8(2), 214-225. Retrieved from https://ijacare.in/index.php/ijacare/article/view/577
Section
Case Reports