Central Nervous System Control of the Heart

Proceedings of the IIIrd International Brain Heart Conference Trier, Federal Republic of Germany

  • T. Stober
  • K. Schimrigk
  • D. Ganten
  • D. G. Sherman

Part of the Topics in the Neurosciences book series (TNSC, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Anatomical and Physiological Aspects of Central Cardiovascular Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. J. Reis, D. A. Ruggiero, A. Granata
      Pages 19-36
    3. K. L. Barnes, D. B. Averill, J. P. Conomy, C. M. Ferrario
      Pages 37-46
  3. Neurochemical Basis for Cardiovascular Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. K. Fuxe, L. F. Agnati, A. Härfstrand, M. Kalia, T. H. Svensson, A. Neumeyer et al.
      Pages 49-81
    3. L. A. Conlay, T. J. Maher, R. J. Wurtman
      Pages 83-91
    4. D. Ganten, Th. Unger, R. E. Lang
      Pages 111-121
    5. A. I. Faden, T. K. Mcintosh
      Pages 123-134
  4. Clinical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. B. P. M. Schulte, A. C. M. Leyten, B. Herman
      Pages 145-152
    3. G. Di Pasquale, G. Pinelli, A. Andreoli, G. L. Manini, F. La Vecchia, A. M. Lusa et al.
      Pages 163-170
    4. V. C. Hachinski, K. E. Smith, J. Ciriello, C. J. Gibson, M. D. Silver
      Pages 181-186
  5. Cardioembolic Stroke

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. M. Ramirez-Lassepas, R. J. Cipolle, R. J. Bjork, J. J. Kowitz, J. C. Weber, S. D. Stein et al.
      Pages 211-214
    3. V. C. Hachinski, J. A. Rem, D. R. Boughner, H. J. M. Barnett
      Pages 215-220
    4. C. R. Hornig
      Pages 233-235
    5. T. Yamaguchi, K. Minematsu, J. Choki, T. Miyashita, T. Omae
      Pages 237-243
    6. D. G. Sherman, R. G. Hart, for the Cerebral Embolism Study Group
      Pages 249-253
    7. K. Kuramoto, S. Matsushita, H. Yamanouchi
      Pages 255-259
    8. J. Bonnet, P. Desbordes, P. Coste, J. Clementy, J. M. Orgogozo, H. Bricaud
      Pages 267-271
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-282

About this book


The first two "Brain Heart Conferences" in Jerusalem in 1978 and 1983 were based upon the common interests of clinically orientated neurologists and cardiologists in the problems of centr'al autonomic control and autonomic disturbances of the cardiovascular system. The relatively slow scientific progress, at least clinically, in this area may be due to the fact that neither cardiologists nor neurologists felt competent in both topics. Furthermore, it has become increasingly difficult to have an overall view of the basic research and its clinical applications in this field. New research methods, based on a comtination of morphological, biochemical, and physiological techniques, have enabled the functional differentiation of various areas of the brain and subsequently also of the autonomic nervous system. The simple dualistic concept of an antagonistic sympathetic-parasympathetic regulation of the circulatory system is no longer valid. It is clear that numerous neurotransmitters, in particular the neuropeptides, are involved in a highly differentiated subdivision of the autonomic system. One of the aims of the IIIrd International Brain Heart Conference was therefore to supply a synopsis of the latest developments in basic research undertaken in this field by exceptionally competent scientists, to clinically orientated neurologists and cardiologists, and thus to provide new impulses for clinical research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • T. Stober
    • 1
  • K. Schimrigk
    • 1
  • D. Ganten
    • 2
  • D. G. Sherman
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SaarlandHomburg/SaarGermany
  2. 2.University of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.University of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9430-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2327-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0897-3946
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