Learned Control of Cardiac Rate and Cardiac Conduction in the Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Eugene R. Bleecker, Bernard T. Engel

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Abstract

IT has been shown that normal men can be trained to slow, speed and cyclically slow and speed heart rate.1 2 3 4 Patients with premature ventricular contractions can be trained to decrease and to control them.5 Patients with chronic atrial fibrillation can be trained to change ventricular rate by the modification of vagal tone to the atrioventricular node.6 Our purpose in this study was to determine whether a patient with intermittent Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome can learn to control heart rate and also to modify the pathway of cardiac conduction. Case Report A 29-year-old woman was admitted to the Gerontology Research Center in 1972.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-562
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume288
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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