Sympathetic Nervous System, Hypertension, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Gino Luciano Seravalle, Guido Grassi

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Experimental and clinical studies have clearly shown the role of the sympathetic nervous system in the pathophysiology of several cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular diseases. This short review will be aimed at focusing and discussing the new information collected on two specific clinical conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome. The paper will briefly describe the four main mechanisms that represent the common link between these two pathophysiological conditions and that through the sympathetic nervous system contribute to increase the cardiovascular risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalHigh Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2016


  • Baroreflex
  • Insulin resistance
  • Leptin
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Sympathetic nervous system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


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