Sauna as a therapeutic option for cardiovascular disease.

Authors: Nguyen Y (1) , Naseer N , Frishman WH
(1) Department of Medicine, Stanford Medical School/Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Source: Cardiol Rev. 2004 Nov-Dec;12(6):321-4.
DOI: Not specified Publication date: 2004 Nov E-Publication date: Not specified Availability: abstract Copyright: © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Not specified


Article abstract

The physiologic effect of the sauna in human beings has been studied extensively, but only recently have there been studies to suggest sauna can be an effective therapeutic modality for patients with cardiovascular disease, especially for those with congestive heart failure. The data reported to date have been promising, but definitive studies are not possible because sauna treatment would be difficult to evaluate in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

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