OxyFile #459

Ozone Therapy in Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD)

Y. Shaarov, N. Maslennikova, N. Dushkina, O. Maslennikov.

Regional Diagnostic Center, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia.

The aim of the work was to study the efficiency of ozone therapy 
in IHD patients. There were treated 85 patients, 80 having stable 
II-III stenocardia, 5 patients had progressive angina pectoris. 
The treatment course was done in 3-4 weeks. Ozone/oxygen mixtures 
were administered in intraveous drops infusions and rectal 
insufflations. The patients condition was checked by clinical 
signs (number of stenocadial attacks and nitroglycerine use), 
tolerance to physical loads data, EKG readings, echocardioscopy. 
Positive results were received in 76 patients (of 80 patients with 
stable stenocardia -95 %) that were on ozone therapy. Attacks of 
stenocardial pains were completely controlled in 46 out of 80 
patients (58%) with stable stenocardia. The amount of pain attacks 
was diminished in 50 % in 30 patients (37.5%). This enabled the 
patients to low the dose of nitrates and in a number of cases to 
discontinue their use. 4 patients (5 %) did not have any 
improvement in their condition. Ozone therapy proved to be highly 
effective in patients with progressive angina pectoris and 
resulted in elimination of non-stable condition with significant 
reduction of coronary insufficiency symptoms. All the patients 
showed the increase to domestic and dosed physical loads. 
Instrumental readings had positive dynamics. Hence, ozone therapy 
can be regarded as a highly efficient method of IHD treatment. 
Positive results are provided by ozone influence on antioxidant, 
coagulation and oxygen-transport systems.

Source: 2nd International Symposium on Ozone Applications
        Havana, Cuba - Mach 24-26, 1997.