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Electrical neuromodulation for patients with cardiac diseases.
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PMID:  23197049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
In this review we discuss the position of electrical neuromodulation as a safe and reversible adjuvant therapy for treatment of patients with chronic cardiac diseases who have become refractory to conventional strategies. In patients with chronic refractory angina, electrical neuromodulation, independent of the applied modality, has shown to reduce complaints of angina, to enhance exercise capacity, to improve quality of life and to employ anti-ischaemic effects. To date, electrical neuromodulation seems to be one of the best adjuvant therapies for these patients. In addition, neuromodulation in the treatment of heart failure and resistant arrhythmias is the subject of several ongoing studies.
K De Decker; U Beese; M J Staal; M J L Dejongste
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1568-5888     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth Heart J     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-16     Completed Date:  2013-01-17     Revised Date:  2013-04-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095458     Medline TA:  Neth Heart J     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-4     Citation Subset:  -    
University Medical Centre of Groningen and University of Groningen, 9700 RB, Groningen, the Netherlands.
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