Mechanisms of cardiovascular dysregulation during alcohol withdrawal.

  title={Mechanisms of cardiovascular dysregulation during alcohol withdrawal.},
  author={Seppo A K{\"a}hk{\"o}nen},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
  volume={28 6},
Alcohol withdrawal (AW) is often accompanied by functional cardiovascular abnormalities which return to normal in few days. However, in some patients, they can predict future alterations in the cardiovascular system, even if they remain in abstinence. These changes are mediated by several central and peripheral mechanisms closely related to AW. The level of activation in the sympathetic nervous system is an important factor regulating the functioning of the cardiovascular system in AW directly… CONTINUE READING
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