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Differential sympathetic regulation of automatic, conductile, and contractile tissue in dog heart.
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PMID:  3189569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sympathetic pathways mediating chronotropic, dromotropic, and inotropic responses during ansae subclavia stimulation were determined by sequential dissection around major cardiac vessels. Right sympathetic (RS) projections influencing ventricular contractile force converge at the common pulmonary artery and within the pulmonary artery nerves (PAN). RS projections influencing left atrial contractile force course within the PANs. RS pathways to pacemaker and right atrial contractile tissue were localized between the superior vena cava and ascending aorta. RS projections influencing conductile tissue converge between the common pulmonary artery and proximal right pulmonary artery. Left sympathetic (LS) projections to ventricular contractile tissue were localized at the common pulmonary artery, within the PANs, and in the ventral lateral cardiac nerve (VLCN). LS pathways influencing heart rate and conductile tissue were localized at the left pulmonary artery and coursing between the right pulmonary artery and left superior pulmonary vein. LS projections to atrial contractile tissue were localized within the PANs and coursing between the right pulmonary artery and left superior pulmonary vein. We conclude that there are parallel, yet distinct, projections of sympathetic efferents to automatic, conductile, and contractile tissue of the canine heart.
J L Ardell; W C Randall; W J Cannon; D C Schmacht; E Tasdemiroglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of physiology     Volume:  255     ISSN:  0002-9513     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-14     Completed Date:  1988-12-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370511     Medline TA:  Am J Physiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  H1050-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, University of South Alabama, Mobile 36688.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / innervation
Electric Stimulation
Heart / innervation*,  physiology
Heart Atria / innervation
Heart Conduction System / physiology
Heart Rate
Heart Ventricles / innervation
Myocardial Contraction
Pulmonary Artery / innervation
Pulmonary Veins / innervation
Sympathetic Nervous System / physiology*
Vena Cava, Superior / innervation
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