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A study which looked at 700 patients undergoing angiograms (an X-ray of the blood vessels) or other heart operations at nine hospitals across the US found that those who were prayed for were as likely to have a setback in hospital, be re-admitted, or die within six months as those not prayed for. BBC News (15th July 2005) [Study ref: Lancet. 2005 Jul 16-22;366(9481):211-7. Krucoff et al. Music, imagery, touch, and prayer as adjuncts to interventional cardiac care: the Monitoring and Actualisation of Noetic Trainings (MANTRA) II randomised study]