Effects of Repeated Sauna Treatment on Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

25 Nov 2005Takashi Kihara, Sadatoshi Biro, Yoshiyuki Ikeda, Tsuyoshi Fukudome1), Takuro Shinsato, Akinori Masuda, Masaaki Miyata, Shuichi Hamasaki, Yutaka Otsuji, Shinichi Minagoe, Suminori Akiba, Chuwa Tei

Repeated sauna treatment improves ventricular arrhythmias in patients with chronic heart failure

Randomized Controlled Trial
3 effects
2 weeks
30 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Sauna Selfcare risk & protective factor
Sauna
Selfcare

Atrial Fibrillation Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiovascular system

Low evidence
-3.0%

Sauna Selfcare risk & protective factor
Sauna
Selfcare

Heart Rate Variability Cardiovascular outcome
Increased risk of Heart Rate Variability
Cardiovascular system

Moderate evidence
30.0%

Sauna Selfcare risk & protective factor
Sauna
Selfcare

Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) Cardiovascular outcome
Strong decrease risk of Premature ventricular...
Cardiovascular system

Moderate evidence
-180.0%