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Cranial nerve stimulation effective in heart failure?

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UMC-Utrecht is participating in an international study into the application of electrical stimulation of the Vagus nerve.

This method has been used for a long time with epilepsy patients and gradually more and more effects are seen that could also be useful for other diseases and ailments. The vagus nerve is a nerve that connects to many organs and also affects the heart muscle.

The study is called Neural Cardiac Therapy for Heart Failure, NECTAR-HF, and will be tested in about 100 patients from January 2013 through a double-blind study.

For more information, see STIN if it UMCU

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