Hot Tubs Can Land Your Heart In Hot Water

If you enjoy relaxing in a hot tub but have a heart condition, soak with caution. Medical experts say sudden or extended immersion in hot water can superheat your body and stress your heart. “Hot tubs and saunas are potentially dangerous for patients with known or suspected heart disease,” says cardiologist Curtis Rimmerman, MD. However, … Read More

Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Hot Tubs

True or False: Hot tubs and saunas pose a risk to heart patients. True False Answer: False In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: A ten-minute session in a hot tub or sauna is not dangerous. While a prolonged period may cause dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities, a ten-minute session will not hurt … Read More