Effects of low-level autonomic stimulation on prevention of atrial fibrillation induced by acute electrical remodeling.

TitleEffects of low-level autonomic stimulation on prevention of atrial fibrillation induced by acute electrical remodeling.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLin Y, Bian N, Li H, Chen J, Xing H, Li H, Huang D, Lan X, Gong B, Zhou L, Liu R, Guan M, Zhang D, Du G, Huang Z, Chen X, Zhang T, Feng J, Wu S, Wang L, Zhang A, Li Z
JournalTheScientificWorldJournal
Volume2013
Pagination781084
Date Published2013
Abstract

Rapid atrial pacing (RAP) can induce electrical and autonomic remodeling and facilitate atrial fibrillation (AF). Recent reports showed that low-level vagosympathetic nerve stimulation (LLVNS) can suppress AF, as an antiarrhythmic effect. We hypothesized that LLVNS can reverse substrate heterogeneity induced by RAP.

DOI10.1155/2013/321067
Alternate JournalScientificWorldJournal