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An alteration of the autonomic nervous system has been described in heart failure (HF). The aim of this study was to assess, compare and relate the impairment of both arms of the autonomic nervous systems, the sympathetic and parasympathetic (SNS and PNS) in a same group of patients.
Heart Failure and Transplantation Unit, Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia, Spain.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: International journal of cardiology
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