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Neurocardiology. An interdisciplinary area for the 80s.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3883960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review focuses on the relations between neural structures and the heart in the pathogenesis of severe cardiac dysfunction (namely, cardiac arrhythmias, focal cardiac lesions, and the sudden death syndrome). After establishing the anatomic connections between the brain and the heart and then reviewing ways to assess the integrity of nerves to the heart, the clinical literature relating human brain dysfunction to cardiologic problems is reviewed. Next the experimental literature is briefly reviewed. The organization of the information is based on whether or not the heart of the experimental animal is normal as well as on the part of the nervous system involved (ie, either central or peripheral). In addition, since the effect of environmental stress on cardiac dysfunction must be modulated via the brain, the review is briefly extended to examine the role of stress in the production of severe cardiac dysfunction in people as well as animals.
B H Natelson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of neurology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0003-9942     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1985 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-09     Completed Date:  1985-04-09     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372436     Medline TA:  Arch Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-84     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology,  pathology,  physiopathology
Central Nervous System / physiopathology
Death, Sudden / etiology,  pathology
Heart / innervation*
Heart Diseases / etiology,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Myocardial Infarction / pathology,  physiopathology
Peripheral Nerves / pathology,  physiopathology
Stress, Physiological / complications
Grant Support
24498//PHS HHS

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