The Experimental Study of Behaviorally Induced Arrhythmias

  • Vikas Saini
  • Richard L. Verrier
Part of the The Springer Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine book series (SSBP)


The belief that psychological stress can precipitate major illness has long been accepted in both folk wisdom and medical thinking, but its scientific basis is fragmentary and incomplete.


Ventricular Tachycardia Sudden Cardiac Death Ventricular Fibrillation Aversive Conditioning Ventricular Premature Beat 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vikas Saini
    • 1
  • Richard L. Verrier
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiovascular LaboratoriesHarvard University School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyTufts University Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of PharmacologyGeorgetown University Medical CenterUSA

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