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Arrhythmias and the autonomic nervous system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7621316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review discusses the current evidence relating to the prevalence and significance of markers of electrical instability and of autonomic dysfunction in patients who have suffered acute myocardial infarction in light of recent studies performed in patients given thrombolytic therapy during the acute phase. Among markers of electrical instability, emphasis is placed upon the frequency of ventricular arrhythmias during Holter monitoring, the presence of late potentials at signal averaging and the inducibility of ventricular tachycardia during programmed electrical stimulation. Among indices of autonomic nervous system dysfunction, data relating to heart rate variability and baroreflex sensitivity are summarized and discussed.
A P Maggioni; G Zuanetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular risk     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1350-6277     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Risk     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-29     Completed Date:  1995-08-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436980     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Risk     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  322-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Research, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / epidemiology*
Autonomic Nervous System Diseases / epidemiology*
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Heart Rate
Italy / epidemiology
Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology*
Tachycardia, Ventricular / epidemiology
Thrombolytic Therapy
Ventricular Dysfunction / epidemiology

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