Whole-body cryotherapy refers to brief exposure to very cold air for treating symptoms of various illnesses. In sports medicine, whole-body cryotherapy is administered to improve recovery from muscular trauma. As specific studies are lacking, we measured cardiac markers in 10 top-level rugby players of the Italian National team before and after a 1-week course of daily sessions of whole-body cryotherapy. All subjects continued with the same training workload as that of the previous weeks. N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) levels increased but remained within the normal range, whilst troponin I (TnI) and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) were unchanged. Whole-body cryotherapy did not impair cardiac function in this sample of elite athletes.
Effects of the whole-body cryotherapy on NTproBNP, hsCRP and troponin I in athletes / G. Banfi, G. Melegati, A. Barassi, G. Melzi d'Eril. - In: JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT. - ISSN 1440-2440. - 12:6(2009 Nov), pp. 609-610.
|Titolo:||Effects of the whole-body cryotherapy on NTproBNP, hsCRP and troponin I in athletes|
BANFI, GIUSEPPE (Primo)
BARASSI, ALESSANDRA (Penultimo)
MELZI D'ERIL, GIANLODOVICO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Natriuretic Peptide, Brain ; Football ; Young Adult ; Peptide Fragments ; Humans ; Cryotherapy ; Adult ; Troponin I ; Muscle, Skeletal ; Male ; C-Reactive Protein|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/12 - Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2008.06.004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|