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Table 1 Eligibility criteria

From: A trial for the use of qigong in the treatment of pre and mild essential hypertension: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
19-65 years of age Serious symptomatic cardiac disease, including previous myocardial infarction, angina or heart failure
Pre- or Stage 1 hypertension
-Systolic blood pressure between 120 and 159 mm Hg
- Diastolic blood pressure between 80 and 99 mm Hg
Previous transient ischemic attacks or stroke
No objective signs of hypertension end-stage disease Secondary hypertension
  Taking medications that could affect hypertension
  Necessity to continue antihypertensive medications
  Concomitant illness that precludes participation, including diabetes, cancer, infectious disease, renal failure
  Pregnancy or chance of pregnancy
  Moderate to high risk for cardiac complications during exercise
  Inability to comprehend and complete study assessments or comply with study instructions