Biohybrid Systems for Neurocardiology

Petrus H. Veltink, Lilian Kornet, Simone Cornelia Maria Anna Ordelman, Richard Cornelussen, H.P.J. Buschman

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    In recent years, stimulation of the parasympathetic innervation of the heart has been shown to effectively influence cardiac parameters. The aim of this chapter on biohybrid systems for neurocardiology is to provide an overview of this exciting field of neurocardiac monitoring and modulation, wherby a closed loop biohybrid system is formed. First, the main characteristics of the autonomic control of the heart are described. Subsequently, approaches in stimulation, sensing, and artificial control of the parasympathetic innervation of the heart are presented. Finally, conclusions are drawn and an outlook of future developments given.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationBiohybrid Systems: Nerves, Interfaces, and Machines
    EditorsR. Jung
    Place of PublicationWeiheim, Germany
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)978-3-527-40949-5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

    Publication series



    • METIS-279665
    • Nerves
    • IR-78343
    • Principles of neuroscience
    • EWI-20701
    • in-vivo use
    • biohybrid systems
    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
    • Interfaces

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