Autonomic tone modulation of cardiac arrhythmias

  • G. S. Butrous
Part of the Current Status of Clinical Cardiology book series (CSOCC, volume 6)


The heart is extensively innervated by both the sympathetic and parasympathetic system. These nerves regulate both the electrical and mechanical functions of the heart and play a very important role in the stabilization of cardiac function. Disturbances in this regulatory mechanism may play an important role in the genesis of cardiac arrhythmias.


Accessory Pathway Sick Sinus Syndrome Autonomic Tone Stellate Ganglion Block Ventricular Fibrillation Threshold 
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