Il sistema nervoso autonomo nell'infarto miocardico

Translated title of the contribution: Autonomic nervous system and myocardial infarction

F. Lombardi, A. Colombo, S. Belletti, D. Tarricone

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The occurrence of alterations in the autonomic control of cardiovascular function has long been known. Nevertheless, only in the last 15 years with the development and utilization of techniques such as heart rate variability and baroreflex analysis, unforeseeable amounts of information have been collected. The appraisal of alterations in the autonomic control mechanisms in the acute and post-acute phase of myocardial infarction has not only confirmed the presence of an increased sympathetic and of a reduced vagal modulation in most of post-myocardial infarction patients. It has also allowed the clinically relevant identification of those patients with an increased arrhythmic and total cardiac mortality. Most the high-risk patients are indeed characterized by a marked reduction in heart rate variability that can be detected using different methodologies. For example, with time-domain analysis of heart rate variability, it has been shown that an SDNN

Translated title of the contributionAutonomic nervous system and myocardial infarction
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)865-870
Number of pages6
JournalItalian Heart Journal Supplement
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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