Netherlands Heart Journal

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 91–94

Electrical neuromodulation for patients with cardiac diseases

  • K. De Decker
  • U. Beese
  • M. J. Staal
  • M. J. L. DeJongste
Special Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12471-012-0356-9

Cite this article as:
De Decker, K., Beese, U., Staal, M.J. et al. Neth Heart J (2013) 21: 91. doi:10.1007/s12471-012-0356-9

Abstract

In this review we discuss the position of electrical neuromodulation as a safe and reversible adjuvant therapy for treatment of patients with chronic cardiac diseases who have become refractory to conventional strategies. In patients with chronic refractory angina, electrical neuromodulation, independent of the applied modality, has shown to reduce complaints of angina, to enhance exercise capacity, to improve quality of life and to employ anti-ischaemic effects. To date, electrical neuromodulation seems to be one of the best adjuvant therapies for these patients. In addition, neuromodulation in the treatment of heart failure and resistant arrhythmias is the subject of several ongoing studies.

Keywords

Electrical neuromodulation Chronic cardiac diseases 

Copyright information

© Springer Media / Bohn Stafleu van Loghum 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. De Decker
    • 1
  • U. Beese
    • 2
  • M. J. Staal
    • 3
  • M. J. L. DeJongste
    • 4
  1. 1.University Medical Centre of Groningen and University of GroningenGroningenthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Pain Center, Department of AnaesthesiologyUniversity Medical Centre of Groningen and University of GroningenGroningenthe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Medical Centre of Groningen and University of GroningenGroningenthe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Cardiology, Thorax CentreUniversity Medical Centre of Groningen and University of GroningenGroningenthe Netherlands

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