Clinical value of baroreflex sensitivity

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The arterial baroreflex is an important determinant of the neural regulation of the cardiovascular system. It has been recognised that baroreflex-mediated sympathoexcitation contributes to the development and progression of many cardiovascular disorders. Accordingly, the quantitative estimation of the arterial baroreceptor-heart rate reflex (baroreflex sensitivity, BRS), has been regarded as a synthetic index of neural regulation at the sinus atrial node. The evaluation of BRS has been shown to provide clinical and prognostic information in a variety of cardiovascular diseases, including myocardial infarction and heart failure that are reviewed in the present article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
JournalNetherlands Heart Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • Arterial baroreceptors
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Baroreflex sensitivity
  • Heart failure
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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