Recently, atrial cardiopathy has emerged as possible pathogenic mechanism in cryptogenic stroke and many electrocardiographic (ECG) markers have been proposed in order to detect an altered atrial substrate at an early stage. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays a well-known role in determining significant and heterogeneous electrophysiological changes of atrial cardiomyocytes, that promote atrial fibrillation episodes in cardioembolic stroke. Conversely, the role of ANS in atrial cardiopathy and cryptogenic stroke is less known, as well as ANS effects on ECG markers of atrial dysfunction. In this paper, we review the evidence linking ANS dysfunction and atrial cardiopathy as a possible pathogenic factor in cryptogenic stroke.

Acampa, M., Lazzerini, P.E., Martini, G. (2018). Atrial cardiopathy and sympatho-vagal imbalance in cryptogenic stroke: Pathogenic mechanisms and effects on electrocardiographic markers. FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY, 9 [10.3389/fneur.2018.00469].

Atrial cardiopathy and sympatho-vagal imbalance in cryptogenic stroke: Pathogenic mechanisms and effects on electrocardiographic markers

Acampa M.;Lazzerini P. E.;Martini G.
2018-01-01

Abstract

Recently, atrial cardiopathy has emerged as possible pathogenic mechanism in cryptogenic stroke and many electrocardiographic (ECG) markers have been proposed in order to detect an altered atrial substrate at an early stage. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays a well-known role in determining significant and heterogeneous electrophysiological changes of atrial cardiomyocytes, that promote atrial fibrillation episodes in cardioembolic stroke. Conversely, the role of ANS in atrial cardiopathy and cryptogenic stroke is less known, as well as ANS effects on ECG markers of atrial dysfunction. In this paper, we review the evidence linking ANS dysfunction and atrial cardiopathy as a possible pathogenic factor in cryptogenic stroke.
Acampa, M., Lazzerini, P.E., Martini, G. (2018). Atrial cardiopathy and sympatho-vagal imbalance in cryptogenic stroke: Pathogenic mechanisms and effects on electrocardiographic markers. FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY, 9 [10.3389/fneur.2018.00469].
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