Autonomic control of the heart is altered in Sprague-Dawley rats with spontaneous hydronephrosis.

@article{Arnold2011AutonomicCO,
  title={Autonomic control of the heart is altered in Sprague-Dawley rats with spontaneous hydronephrosis.},
  author={Amy C. Arnold and Hossam A. Shaltout and Shea Gilliam-Davis and Nancy D. Kock and Debra I. Diz},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={300 6},
  pages={H2206-13}
}
The renal medulla plays an important role in cardiovascular regulation, through interactions with the autonomic nervous system. Hydronephrosis is characterized by substantial loss of renal medullary tissue. However, whether alterations in autonomic control of the heart are observed in this condition is unknown. Thus we assessed resting hemodynamics and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) for control of heart rate in urethane/chloralose-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats with normal or hydronephrotic… CONTINUE READING