The heartbeat-evoked brain potential in patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy and in healthy control persons.

@article{Leopold2001TheHB,
  title={The heartbeat-evoked brain potential in patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy and in healthy control persons.},
  author={Christina Leopold and Rainer Schandry},
  journal={Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={674-82}
}
OBJECTIVES Neurotransmission from the heart to the brain results in a heartbeat evoked potential (HEP). This potential appears as a positive waveform ranging from 250 to 600 ms after the onset of ventricular contraction. Only limited information exists as to what extent the HEP is sensitive to a dysfunction in cardio-afferent pathways. Thus, the HEP was studied in patients with autonomic diabetic neuropathy. METHODS Twenty-five patients and a healthy control group of equal size participated… CONTINUE READING