Hyperbaric oxygen therapy's impact on cardiac function
Study was conducted on 31 patients who underwent a 60-session treatment course.
Patients were evaluated before HBOT was administered and 3 weeks after treatment.
Repetitive HBOT protocols have a sustained effect on heart function.
Heart muscle contracted more efficiency throughout the 60-session protocol.
Effect was particularly evident in the left ventricle.
Study will be expanded to the scope a larger group, with symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
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Marina Leitman - Head of Echocardiography Unit and Non-invasive Cardiology Service at Shamir Medical Center
Shai Efrati - Shai Efrati is an Israeli physician, an associate professor at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sagol School of Neuroscience