From cardiac nociception to the brain: The unstable character of angina pectoris

F. Lombardi, A. Malliani

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We analyzed some particular aspects of the peripheral pathways likely to be involved in the mediation of cardiac pain. The functional characteristics and the reflex function of cardiac sympathetic afferent fibers are discussed in relation to the afferent code transmitting nociception. A modified version of the intensity theory based on the extreme excitation of a spatially restricted population of afferent sympathetic fibers is proposed as the most likely mechanism involved in the genesis of cardiac pain.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Volume2
Issue number2 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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Adrenergic Fibers
Nociception
Unstable Angina
Pain
Brain
Reflex
Population

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  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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From cardiac nociception to the brain : The unstable character of angina pectoris. / Lombardi, F.; Malliani, A.

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