Combined effect of trans-cerebral impulse electrotherapy and sodium chloride bath on heart rate variability in hypertensive patients
It has been shown that the target blood pressure was achieved in 70 % of cases in patients with arterial hypertension (AH) who received only basic pharmacological antihypertensive treatment. The hypotensive effect was achieved in 83.3 % of cases in patients who received sessions of trans-cerebral impulse electrotherapy in addition to the basic antihypertensive therapy. Blood pressure decreased in 76.6 % of cases in patients who received sodium chloride baths in addition to the basic therapy sessions. The hypotensive effect was achieved in 93.3 % of cases in patients with the combined use of trans-cerebral impulse electrotherapy and sodium chloride baths and the significant decrease in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure was revealed in comparison with the patients underwent only the antihypertensive medication. The results of the study showed higher efficacy of combined use of trans-cerebral impulse electrotherapy and sodium chloride baths inclusion in the treatment scheme of patients with hypertension, which was connected with the influence of these treatments on the vegetative nervous system state, the growth of its parasympathetic activity. The results testify to expediency of these treatments inclusion into the complex therapy of patients with AH.
About Authors (Correspondence):
Markova E.N. - physiotherapist
Nikolaev Yu.A. - doctor of medical sciences, deputy director on clinical and scientific work, head of laboratory for somatic diseases pathogenesis, chief researcher
Mitrofanov I.M. - doctor of medical sciences, leading researcher of laboratory for somatic diseases pathogenesis