The role of ischemic neurodegeneration of the nodose ganglia on cardiac arrest after subarachnoid hemorrhage: An experimental study

AYDIN M., KANAT A. , YILMAZ A., CAKIR M., Emet M., ÇAKIR Z., ...More

EXPERIMENTAL NEUROLOGY, vol.230, no.1, pp.90-95, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 230 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2010.09.018
  • Page Numbers: pp.90-95
  • Keywords: Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Vagal ischemia, Nodose ganglion, Cardiac arrest, ARRHYTHMIAS, NERVE, BRAIN


Background: The heart is innervated by several systems that contribute to the control of the heart's rhythm. The cardiac fibers of the vagus nerve have an important role in the regulation of heart rhythm under many emotional and physical conditions. Severe electrocardiographic disturbances have been reported following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), but ischemic neuronal degeneration of the nodose ganglion of the vagus nerve has not been previously investigated. We examined if there is a relationship between ischemic injury of the nodose ganglion of the vagus nerve and the severity of heart rhythm disorders after subarachnoid hemorrhage.