Use of baroreceptor reflex sensitivity in the prediction of risk after myocardial infarction

  • Gaetano M. De Ferrari
  • Peter J. Schwartz
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 183)


Increasing evidence has been provided in the past two decades for the presence of a tight relationship between the autonomic nervous system and sudden cardiac death. Initially the interest has mainly focused on the deleterious consequences of sympathetic hyperactivity on the occurrence of malignant arrhythmias, particularly during acute myocardial ischemia [1–5]. The main clinical implication of this knowledge has been the treatment of patients with a recent myocardial infarction with ß-adrenergic blockers [6].


Heart Rate Variability Sudden Death Ventricular Tachycardia Sudden Cardiac Death Ventricular Fibrillation 
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  • Peter J. Schwartz

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