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Vol 16, No 2 (2009)
Review articles
Published online: 2009-01-06
Submitted: 2013-01-14
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The central nervous system and sudden cardiac death: What should we know?

Adrian Baranchuk, Michael A. Nault, Carlos A. Morillo
Cardiol J 2009;16(2):105-112.

open access

Vol 16, No 2 (2009)
Review articles
Published online: 2009-01-06
Submitted: 2013-01-14

Abstract

The role of the central nervous system in the modulation and precipitation of sudden cardiac death has been a matter of controversy for decades. Establishing a cause-effect relationship in the setting of a cerebro-vascular event has been complex, as patients with stroke usually have risk factors for coronary artery disease as well. This article will review both experimental and clinical evidence relating to the mechanisms that link the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system. Cardiovascular consequences of stroke and epilepsy will be also reviewed.

Abstract

The role of the central nervous system in the modulation and precipitation of sudden cardiac death has been a matter of controversy for decades. Establishing a cause-effect relationship in the setting of a cerebro-vascular event has been complex, as patients with stroke usually have risk factors for coronary artery disease as well. This article will review both experimental and clinical evidence relating to the mechanisms that link the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system. Cardiovascular consequences of stroke and epilepsy will be also reviewed.
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Keywords

central nervous system; autonomic nervous system; sudden death; SUDEP

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Title

The central nervous system and sudden cardiac death: What should we know?

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 16, No 2 (2009)

Pages

105-112

Published online

2009-01-06

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2009;16(2):105-112.

Keywords

central nervous system
autonomic nervous system
sudden death
SUDEP

Authors

Adrian Baranchuk
Michael A. Nault
Carlos A. Morillo

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