Sympathectomy in the treatment of angina and arrhythmias.


Journal Article

Sympathectomy has been used as treatment for several different cardiac conditions. These include classic angina pectoris, Prinzmetal's angina, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and long QT syndrome. To understand the rationale of such treatment, the innervation of the human heart is reviewed with discussion of the cardiac plexus and coronary innervation. Results in published studies are summarized and discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kadowaki, MH; Levett, JM

Published Date

  • May 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 572 - 578

PubMed ID

  • 3707257

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3707257

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4975

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0003-4975(10)63050-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands