Cardiac afferents and neurohormonal activation in congestive heart failure.

Abstract

Cardiac chambers have afferent connections to the brainstem and to the spinal cord. Vagal afferents mediate depressor responses and become activated by volume expansion, increased myocardial contractility and atrial natriuretic factor. Sympathetic afferents, on the contrary, are activated by metabolic mediators, myocardial ischemia and cardiac enlargement… (More)

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@article{Davila2000CardiacAA, title={Cardiac afferents and neurohormonal activation in congestive heart failure.}, author={Diego Davila and Jos{\'e} Hip{\'o}lito Don{\'i}s and G A Bellabarba and Antoni Torres and J. L. Casado and Carmen A Mazzei de D{\`a}vila}, journal={Medical hypotheses}, year={2000}, volume={54 2}, pages={242-53} }