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TitleThe relevance of the brain in the diseased heart : authors' response
Author(s)Palha, Joana Almeida
Cerqueira, João José
Sousa, Nuno
Pereira, Vitor H.
KeywordsCardiovascular diseases
Circadian rhythm
Issue date29-Oct-2013
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Abstract(s)In their comment to our recent paper entitled “Stressed Brain, Diseases Heart: A review on the pathophysiologic mechanisms of neurocardiology.” [1], Dominguez-Rodriguez and Abreu-Gonzalez [2] emphasize the relevance of circadian rhythm in cardiovascular diseases and propose the suprachiasmatic nucleus and melatonin as key mediators in its pathophysiology. We found this a very interesting observation. The incidence of acute myocardial infarction [3] and its extension [4] displays a circadian pattern usually peaking in early morning.
TypeLetter to the editor
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AccessOpen access
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