TITLE

Translational medicine Heart-brain interactions in cardiac arrhythmia

AUTHOR(S)
Taggart, P.; Critchley, H.; Lambiase, P. D.
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Heart;May2011, Vol. 97 Issue 9, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines current knowledge as of 2011 on the effects of higher brain centres and autonomic control loops on the heart particularly on arrhythmogenesis. Both clinical and experimental observations show direct influences of higher brain activity upon myocardium and cardiac electrophysiology, suggesting psychological stress may evoke arrhythmias. Imaging studies of pro-arrhythmic heart changes implicate mainly the dorsal and subgenual regions of the anterior cingulate cortex, insula cortex and to a lesser extent the amygdala and basal ganglia.
ACCESSION #
60605594

 

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