Cardiovascular regulation by the autonomic nervous system: a paradigm of self-organization, complexity and chaos
Journal/Book: Rev Port Cardiol. 2000; 19: 161-88.
Abstract: The understanding that there is an uninterrupted interaction of the brain with the heart and blood vessels by means of the autonomic nervous system was only possible due to recent electrophysiologic, biophysical and molecular advances in the assessment of the autonomic nervous system and the cardiovascular system. This article concerns this relationship, which is not noise, but music with a superb orchestration, and its occasional poor tuning.
Keyword(s): Animal. Autonomic Nervous System/physiology. Cardiovascular System/innervation. Human