Role of the Sympathetic Nervous System in Stress-Mediated Cardiovascular Disease

  title={Role of the Sympathetic Nervous System in Stress-Mediated Cardiovascular Disease},
  author={D. Hering and Kamila Lachowska and M. Schlaich},
  journal={Current Hypertension Reports},
  • D. Hering, Kamila Lachowska, M. Schlaich
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Current Hypertension Reports
  • A high incidence of acute cardiovascular events and sudden cardiac death following unexpected acute emotional stress or a natural catastrophic disaster has been well-documented over the past decades. Chronic psychosocial factors have been shown to be directly linked to the development of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Activation of various neurogenic pathways is an important mediator of acute and chronic stress-induced hypertension and heart disease. Heightened sympathetic… CONTINUE READING
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