Preserved exercise capacity in experimental heart failure by selective optogenetic recruitment of c-fibre vagal motor fibres

Abstract

Selective optogenetic recruitment of vagal C-fibre efferents was found to be sufficient to preserve exercise capacity in the pathophysiological context of heart failure developing after a myocardial infarction.

Date
Aug 29, 2016
Svetlana Mastitskaya
Svetlana Mastitskaya
Research Associate

My research interests include neural mechnisms of cardioprotection, functional interactions between the brain, the heart and the gut, and how these interactions are coordinated by the vagus nerve matter.