Most doctors say meditation can’t hurt you, but now there’s reassuring evidence that it may help you as well when it comes to warding off disease. … “The main finding [of our research] is that, added on top of usual medical care, intervention with a mind-body technique — transcendental meditation — can have a major effect on cardiovascular events,” says Robert Schneider, lead author on the study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes and a professor at the Maharishi University of Management, an institution in Iowa that was founded by the creator of transcendental meditation. … Full text here.
And here you read the complete findings: http://www.rencapp.com/Stress_Reduction_in_the_Secondary_Prevention_of_Cardiovascular_Disease.pdf
And last but not least: The Huffington Post with http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/meditation-reduces-death-stroke-heart-attack_n_2116261.html