Article Abstract

Novel non-pharmacological therapy to modulate the autonomic tone in patients with heart failure with pulmonary hypertension

Authors: Christophe Martinez, Tadafumi Sugimoto, Toshimitsu Tsugu, Cécile Oury, Patrizio Lancellotti

Abstract

In chronic HF, it has been recognized that complex ANS imbalances including loss of parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) inhibition of sympathetic nervous system (SNS) reflex arcs exist and ANS balance can be deteriorated during heart failure exacerbation (1-3).