Special Issue "Autonomic Nervous System: From Bench to Bedside"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
2. Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Milan, Italy
Interests: cardiovascular autonomic regulation; heart rate variability; sleep; vagal stimulation
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The pivotal role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in the pathogenesis and progression of cardiovascular diseases is well known. However, it has recently become evident that ANS is largely involved in the modulation of several other systems, such as the immune system and inflammation. This has lead to the hypothesis that ANS might represent a crucial interface between the environment, the central nervous system and the development of chronic non-communicable diseases.
The status of ANS is an independent prognostic factor for adverse cardiovascular outcomes and ANS has been recognized as a major determinant of health and prognosis. All conditions characterized by a greater sympathetic modulation are associated with a poor prognosis, while the predominant vagal control is linked to a better outcome. However, while the sympathetic nervous system can be easily targeted with drugs such as beta-blockers, the modulation of vagal activity has been extremely limited. Interestingly, considerable technological progress in the field of neuromodulation has made it possible to target ANS, which represents a new feasible frontier in clinical practice.
The aim of the present Special Issue is to collect reviews and original research articles that will provide updates and future perspectives about ANS in different clinical medicine settings.
Dr. Eleonora Tobaldini
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- Autonomic Nervous System
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Heart Rate Variability