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Cardiovascular diseases are the mainly causes of disability and death in countries around the world and despite the advances of different treatment methods, are still at high prevalent rate. Although the most important psychological factors in the development and progression of heart disease are disputed, numerous studies have shown that psychological factors are significantly involved in the development of cardiovascular diseases. This study assesses the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction on the quality of life among the patients with cardiovascular diseases. In order to do so, a total of 103 patients with cardiovascular disease in Kashan city were screened, from whom 60 were randomly selected and assigned to experimental and control groups. The experimental group received 8 sessions of mindfulness-based stress reduction training while the control group did not receive any intervention. Subjects in both groups were evaluated for health related quality of life and the results revealed significant difference between the experimental and control groups in terms of quality of life. It seems that mindfulness-based stress reduction is effective on quality of life among cardiovascular patients.