Heart rate control via vagus nerve stimulation

H.P.J. Buschman, Corstiaan J. Storm, Dirk J. Duncker, Pieter D. Verdouw, Hans E. van der Aa, Peter van der Kemp

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    Objectives: There is ample and well-established evidence that direct electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve can change heart rate in animals and humans. Since tachyarrhythmias cannot always be controlled through medication, we sought, in this pilot study, to elucidate whether a clinical implantable lead system that is used in cervical vagus nerve stimulation therapy (VNS therapy) also can be used for control of heart rate, and tachycardia in particular.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)214-220
    Number of pages7
    Issue number2/3
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2006


    • EWI-6974
    • BSS-Neurocardiology
    • METIS-238191
    • implantable helical lead
    • Heart rate
    • Electrical stimulation
    • Vagus Nerve
    • IR-72169

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