Device-based autonomic modulation in arrhythmia patients: the role of vagal nerve stimulation.

Device-based autonomic modulation in arrhythmia patients: the role of vagal nerve stimulation.

Huang WA1, Shivkumar K, Vaseghi M.

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  • 1UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, University of California, 100 Medical Plaza, Suite 660, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA.
Abstract
OPINION STATEMENT:

Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) has shown promise as an adjunctive therapy for management of cardiac arrhythmias by targeting the cardiac parasympathetic nervous system. VNS has been evaluated in the setting of ischemia-driven ventricular arrhythmias and atrial arrhythmias, as well as a treatment option for heart failure. As better understanding of the complexities of the cardiac autonomic nervous system is obtained, vagal nerve stimulation will likely become a powerful tool in the current cardiovascular therapeutic armamentarium.

PMID:

25894588

[PubMed]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25894588

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