Luciano Bernardi

Luciano Bernardi, MD, is full professor of internal medicine at the University of Pavia, Italy, and after his retirement is presently affiliated with the University of Helsinki, Finland. His main research interests focus on the integrated control mechanisms of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. In this context he has done extensive research on the physiological effects and clinical applications of yoga in heart failure, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and diabetes. His research work results from collaboration with numerous research institutions in Europe, India, the United States, and South America. His work has been published in more than 200 peer-reviewed journals.