The Nervous System and the Heart / Edition 1

The Nervous System and the Heart / Edition 1

by Gert J. Ter Horst
     
 

Gert Ter Horst and a panel of recognized experts illuminate the comple xities and importance of heart-brain and brain-heart interactions in h uman health. These distinguished authorities critically review what is known about autonomic control of the heart, hypothalamo{pituitary{ ad renal modulation, heart pain, modulation by humoral factors, and the r elationship

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Gert Ter Horst and a panel of recognized experts illuminate the comple xities and importance of heart-brain and brain-heart interactions in h uman health. These distinguished authorities critically review what is known about autonomic control of the heart, hypothalamo{pituitary{ ad renal modulation, heart pain, modulation by humoral factors, and the r elationship between cognitive/neuropsychiatric disorders and heart dis ease. Highly relevant and up-to-date, The Nervous System and the Heart offers the first comprehensive treatment of the important mutual inte ractions of the heart and the brain. By integrating specialist knowled ge in cardiology with that from neuroscience, this important book cons titutes a brilliant guide to today's novel approaches to neural contro l of the heart and consequent reduction of cardiovascular mortality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896036932
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
12/29/1999
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
564
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.44(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordv
Prefacevii
Contributorsxv
Part IAutonomic Control
1Nerve Supply of the Heart3
2Emotions and Heart-Activity Control: Neurocircuitries and Pathway Interactions55
3Circadian Organization of the Autonomic Nervous Syste117
4Neuropathology and Cardiovascular Regulation: Fundamental Aspects159
5Neuropathology and Cardiovascular Regulation: Clinical Aspects181
Part IIThe Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal System and the Heart
6Stress, the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal System, and the Heart241
Part IIIHeart Pain
7Cardiac Nociceptive Systems267
8The Neuroanatomy of Cardiac Nociceptive Pathways: Differential Representations of "Deep" and "Superficial" Pain303
9Neurophysiology of Heart Pain343
10Neuroimaging of Heart Pain365
Part IVHumoral Factors
11The Central Renin-Angiotensin System in Cardiovascular Regulation415
12Mediators of Inflammation in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease467
Part VHeart Disease and Brain Dysfunction
13Heart Disease and Cognitive/Neuropsychiatric Disorders491
Index547

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