Coronary Biofeedback: A Challenge to Bioengineering

  • Frederick A. Ernst
  • R. Karl Kordenat
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 2)


Most animal studies of visceral and glandular learning have provided the foundations for interesting and often successful applications to various psychophysiologic disorders. Very often the focus of these treatment efforts has been on cardiovascular function with attention to such diverse clinical phenomena as cardiac arrhythmias and conduction problems (Engel, 1972), essential hypertension (Shapiro et al., 1970), and disorders involving problems of blood flow such as Raynaud’s disease (Surwit, 1974) and migraine headache (Sargent et al., 1974).


Conditioned Stimulus Coronary Flow Coronary Blood Flow Operant Conditioning Aortic Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick A. Ernst
    • 1
  • R. Karl Kordenat
    • 1
  1. 1.Cox Heart InstituteKetteringUSA

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