Seventy-seven patients with chronic ischemic heart disease were treated in single-seater oxygen hyperbaric chambers; 52 patients had angina pectoris of effort or angina of effort and at rest while 25 patients with macrofocal postinfarction cardiosclerosis had insufficiency of pulmonary or systemic circulation. Treatment consisted of 12–15 procedures. The use of hyperbaric oxygenation in a complex with drug therapy makes it possible to alleviate or arrest the attack of angina pectoris and relieve considerably the symptoms of cardiac decompensation. The initial condition of central hemodynamics affects greatly the results of barotherapy. Normal parameters of hemodynamics hardly change after treatment. At the same time, in patients with markedly reduced myocardial contractility hyperbaric oxygenation causes evident positive changes in hemodynamics. The combination of hyperbaric oxygenation with drug therapy improves the effect of treatment significantly.
Smetnev, Efuni, Rodionov, Ashurova, Aslibekian, , , , (1979). [Hyperbaric oxygenation in the overall therapy of chronic ischemic heart disease]. Kardiologiia, 1979 Nov;19(11):41-6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/513459