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.

Effects of the whole-body cryotherapy on NTproBNP, hsCRP and troponin I in athletes

G. Banfi
Primo
;
A. Barassi
Penultimo
;
G. Melzi d'Eril
Ultimo
2009-11

Abstract

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.
Natriuretic Peptide, Brain ; Football ; Young Adult ; Peptide Fragments ; Humans ; Cryotherapy ; Adult ; Troponin I ; Muscle, Skeletal ; Male ; C-Reactive Protein
Settore BIO/12 - Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica
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