Effects of repeated sauna treatment on ventricular arrhythmias in patients with chronic heart failure.

  title={Effects of repeated sauna treatment on ventricular arrhythmias in patients with chronic heart failure.},
  author={Takashi Kihara and Sadatoshi Biro and Yoshiyuki Ikeda and Tsuyoshi Fukudome and Takuro Shinsato and Akinori Masuda and Masaaki Miyata and Shuichi Hamasaki and Yutaka Otsuji and Shinichi Minagoe and Suminori Akiba and Chuwa Tei},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  volume={68 12},
  • T. Kihara, S. Biro, C. Tei
  • Published 20 November 2004
  • Medicine
  • Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to determine whether repeated 60 degrees C sauna treatment improves cardiac arrhythmias in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients, because ventricular arrhythmias are an important therapeutic target in CHF. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty patients (59+/-3 years) with New York Heart Association functional class II or III CHF and at least 200 premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)/24 h assessed by 24-h Holter recordings were studied. They were randomized… 

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