Evidence for differential sympathetic and parasympathetic reinnervation after heart transplantation in humans.

@article{Tio1997EvidenceFD,
  title={Evidence for differential sympathetic and parasympathetic reinnervation after heart transplantation in humans.},
  author={Ren{\'e} A. Tio and An K. L. Reyners and Dirk Jan van Veldhuisen and M. P. van den Berg and Ren{\'e} M H J Brouwer and Jaap Haaksma and Andries J. Smit and H J Crijns},
  journal={Journal of the autonomic nervous system},
  year={1997},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={176-83}
}
During heart transplantation (HTX) all neural connections are severed. In humans, signs of autonomic reinnervation have been found. In this study non-invasive tests were used to compare signs of sympathetic and parasympathetic reinnervation. Non-invasive autonomic function tests and heart rate variability parameters (HRV; 24 h electrocardiographic registration) were used to investigate signs of reinnervation. 16 HTX patients (14 males) were compared with age-and sex-matched controls… CONTINUE READING