[Changes in the functional state of the cardiovascular system as an indicator of the general reaction of the body to the application of therapeutic mud].
Complement Ther Med. 2003 Dec;11(4):226-34. PMID: 4081998
Multimodality clinical and physiological studies on the CVS in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (56), deforming osteoarthrosis (97) and systemic scleroderma (29) before and after various mud application procedures during the entire course of treatment showed that the CVS sensitively responded to the mud effect. As to the nature and expression of reactions peloid applications produced a general effect on the body; the most informative reactions were hemodynamic effects, changes of indices of intervalograms and the capillary blood flow. The hemodynamic effect was of a hypodynamic type of the CVS adaptation response to mud therapy. The author proposed that these indices should be used as tests for working out methods of control of the process of mud therapy and for other practical problems of pelotherapy.