Vagal Nerve Stim Decreases Infarct Size

Kristen Sparrow • December 04, 2015


statue of Kuan Lin
Kuan Lin
Goddess of Compassion
“She who hears the cries of the world”

I have been using electrical nerve stim on the ear in the clinic and evaluating the stress response to it.  This study (napadow ear stim rats and ischemia) from Napadow’s lab looked at what happened to auricular vagal nerve stim in rats while incurring ischemia in the heart.  It helped to lessen the infarct size.