Document Type : Original Article


1 Danesh-e-tandorosti Institute, Isfahan, Iran

2 Internal Medicine Resident, Isfahan University of Medical Science

3 Associated Professor of Cardiology, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan,

4 Cardiac Rehabilitation Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran



Background: Ischemic heart diseases are one of the most common diseases and there is a necessity to use psychocardiological interventions besides pharmacological therapy. Bioenergy Economy(BEE) is a kind of mind-body intervention that can be used for this purpose. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the BEE program in addition to the rehabilitation program on biological, cardiovascular, and psychosocial factors in post-MI patients.

Methods: In this study 52 post-MI patients were randomly divided into two groups to receive cardiac rehabilitation with and without the BEE program. Laboratory data, clinical characteristics, and psychological variables were evaluated at baseline, immediately after the intervention, and four months after intervention (follow-up).

Results: About 52 patients with a mean age of 59.97±6.32 years were evaluated and 98.07% of them were male. A significant improvement was shown in the mean score of METs, depression, and anxiety in participants who received the BEE program.

Conclusion: Bioenergy economy program can improve anxiety, depression, and METs in post-MI patients. More research is needed to evaluate the exact effects of this type of Mind-Body intervention.