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Human Respiratory-Cardiovascular Interactions in Health and Disease

  • D. L. Eckberg

Abstract

During quiet breathing, healthy humans have strong respiration-related waxing and waning of cardiac-vagal and muscle sympathetic nerve activities (Eckberg et al. 1985). This chapter reviews respiratory modulation of human autonomic cardiovascular outflow and the distortion of this physiologic mechanism that occurs in heart failure patients.

Keywords

Heart Failure Patient Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia Muscarinic Cholinergic Receptor Quiet Breathing Respiratory Modulation 
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