Autonomic pathophysiology in heart failure patients. Sympathetic-cholinergic interrelations.

@article{Porter1990AutonomicPI,
  title={Autonomic pathophysiology in heart failure patients. Sympathetic-cholinergic interrelations.},
  author={Thomas R Porter and Dwain L Eckberg and Jim Fritsch and Read Rea and Larry A. Beightol and John F. Schmedtje and Pramod Kumar Mohanty},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1990},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={
          1362-71
        }
}
We conducted this study in an effort to characterize and understand vagal abnormalities in heart failure patients whose sympathetic activity is known. We measured sympathetic (peroneal nerve muscle sympathetic recordings and antecubital vein plasma norepinephrine levels) and vagal (R-R intervals and their standard deviations) activities in eight heart failure patients and eight age-matched healthy volunteers, before and after parasympathomimetic and parasympatholytic intravenous doses of… CONTINUE READING

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