Respiration Dependent Pacemakers

  • F. Beyersdorf
  • J. Kreuzer
  • J. Happ

Abstract

During exercise cardiac output rises due to an increase in stroke volume as well as an increase in heart rate. In untrained persons as well as in patients with myocardial insufficiency a rise in cardiac output is mainly due to an increase in heart rate.

Keywords

Respiration Dial Cardi 

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References

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Beyersdorf
    • 1
    • 3
  • J. Kreuzer
    • 1
  • J. Happ
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryUniversity of Frankfurt/MainWest Germany
  2. 2.Division of Nuclear MedicineUniversity of Frankfurt/MainWest Germany
  3. 3.Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie, Zentrum der ChirurgieKlinikum der J. W. Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/M. 70West Germany

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