It's Good to Talk: Changing How Nerves Communicate in Congestive Heart Failure, ScienceDaily Bookmark and Share

Excerpts: A team of researchers, (�) has now determined in rodents how congestive heart failure triggers substantive changes to the nerves that control heart function. (�) Heart function is controlled by both the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. In congestive heart failure, increased activation of the sympathetic nervous system causes damage to the heart muscle, a decline in heart function, and potentially lethal abnormal heartbeats. (�)