S. J. WEINBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOAQUIN M. FUSTER, M.D.
The background of our present knowledge of neurocardiac relationships has previously been summarized.1, 2, 3 The exact location of the diencephalic structures capable of influencing the electrocardiogram has heretofore not been determined. The investigation presented here was aimed at clarifying the possible role of the hypothalamus in the genesis of some electrocardiographic configurations of clinical interest.
In the present study the hypothalamus of the cat was explored throughout by means of the Horsley-Clarke apparatus. Three hundred seventy-five individual diencephalic points were electrically stimulated in 10 animals. The location of each point stimulated by the tip of the electrode was
WEINBERG SJ, FUSTER JM. ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CHANGES PRODUCED BY LOCALIZED HYPOTHALAMIC STIMULATIONS(ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CHANGES PRODUCED BY LOCALIZED HYPOTHALAMIC STIMULATIONS*†)(ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CHANGES PRODUCED BY LOCALIZED HYPOTHALAMIC STIMULATIONS*†). Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:332–341. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-2-332
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(2):332-341.
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