Vagal nerve stimulation markedly improves long-term survival after chronic heart failure in rats.

@article{Li2004VagalNS,
  title={Vagal nerve stimulation markedly improves long-term survival after chronic heart failure in rats.},
  author={Meihua Li and Can Zheng and Takayuki Sato and Toru Kawada and Masaru Sugimachi and Kenji Sunagawa},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={120-4}
}
BACKGROUND Diminished cardiac vagal activity and higher heart rate predict a high mortality rate of chronic heart failure (CHF) after myocardial infarction. We investigated the effects of chronic electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve on cardiac remodeling and long-term survival in an animal model of CHF after large myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS Two weeks after the ligation of the left coronary artery, surviving rats were randomized to vagal- and sham-stimulated groups. Using… CONTINUE READING
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