Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 10 March 2015, Vol.65(9), pp.876-878
[...]the higher incidence of AF during sleep has been felt to be due to a profound parasympathetic dominance and, in turn, perhaps an increased sympathetic drive converting to a vagal predominance and AF onset (7,8). In turn, the relationship of injury to, or stimulation of, the auricular portion of the vagus nerve on cardiac contractility and electrical function has been described since the 1970s, where features such as hypotension, increased ventricular ectopy, and even right bundle branch block were associated with manipulation and sectioning of the upper vagal rootlets in patients (22).
Atrial Fibrillation ; Autonomic Nervous System ; Catheter Ablation ; Electrophysiology ; Medicine
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