International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Research Article, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Self-Treatment Techniques in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation and the Probable Influence of the Autonomic Nervous System

Anders Hansson*, Pyotr Platonov, Jonas Carlson, Bjarne Madsen Hardig and S Bertil Olsson
Department of Cardiology, Lund University, SE-221 85 Lund, Sweden
Corresponding author : Anders Hansson
Department of Cardiology, Skane University Hospital, Sweden
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Received: March 01, 2013 Accepted: March 21, 2013 Published: March 28, 2013
Citation: Hansson A, Platonov P, Carlson J, Hardig BM, Olsson SB (2013) Self-Treatment Techniques in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation and the Probable Influence of the Autonomic Nervous System. Int J Cardiovasc Res 2:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000125

Abstract

Self-Treatment Techniques in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation and the Probable Influence of the Autonomic Nervous System

Self-treatment techniques in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) have seldom been described. It has been suggested that PAF attacks might be initiated by changes in the tonus of the autonomic nervous system. Our aim was to study patients’ measures to terminate PAF attacks and to evaluate the possible influence of the autonomic nervous system on start and stop mechanisms.

Keywords: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation; Self-treatment; Autonomic nervous system

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