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Neurochemical approaches to the prevention of ventricular fibrillation.

  title={Neurochemical approaches to the prevention of ventricular fibrillation.},
  author={Richard L. Verrier},
  journal={Federation proceedings},
  volume={45 8},
  • R. Verrier
  • Published 1 July 1986
  • Biology
  • Federation proceedings
Current evidence indicates that susceptibility to ventricular fibrillation (VF) can be reduced by decreasing cardiac sympathetic activity and by increasing vagal tone. Pharmacological agents that favor such a pattern of autonomic outflow protect the heart against fibrillation. These include morphine sulfate, clonidine, digitalis drugs, and bromocriptine. An intriguing new approach involves changing the serum concentration of amino acid precursors of the central neurotransmitters that modulate… 

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