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The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) maintains primary neural control of the heart  
Your autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the part of your nervous system that functions to sustain your life by controlling your heart, lungs, digestive system, blood pressure, immune system, certain of your reflexes, fluid balance, pupil diameter, sweating, and sexual function.
 

The ANS influences every cell in the body through its two branches: the sympathetic nervous system (sympathetics) and the parasympathetic nervous system (parasympathetics). In general, the sympathetics are responsible for mediating energy expenditure, while the parasympathetics are responsible for energy conservation and restoration. For example, the sympathetics mediate the "fight or flight" response and the body's response to stress, pain, and cold. Thus, the sympathetics cause higher heart rates and respiratory rates, shunting blood from the extremities to core organs and muscles (e.g., running or shivering), etc.

The parasympathetics mediate resting states after meals and at night, digestion and nutrient storage, and recovery states by helping to coordinate immune responses and healing. Thus, the parasympathetics cause slower heart rates and respiratory rates, sleep, increased gastrointestinal track motility, increased peripheral vascular flow, blood flow to all cells, liver and kidneys, and venous return to the heart. The sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the ANS work together to maintain homeostasis.

 

When the ANS affects a change in the body (e.g., heart rate or respiratory rate), it works only to cause the change. The ANS then returns to its baseline state. So, periodic excursions in one or the other branch from baseline are normal and expected as long as the ANS returns to baseline in a timely manner. Persistently elevated levels of tone in one or the other branch are not healthy.

The general action of each of the branches of the ANS is to oppose the other. As one branch begins to work the other branch begins to return it to baseline. Consequently, persistently elevated tone in one branch can result in a persistently depressed tone in the other. This only serves to compound an unhealthy situation. So, balance between the branches is as important as overall tone in each of the branches.

 
It has been learned that the parasympathetic nervous system can change faster than the sympathetic nervous system. Thus, as the sympathetics start to mediate a stress response the parasympathetics immediately begin to counter it. If the parasympathetics were not faster than the sympathetics, then any stress response could send the heart into tachycardia and onto ventricular fibrillation before the parasympathetics could act to prevent it. The parasympathetics, through the Vagus, are the main controlling influence on respiratory activity. Increases in respiratory analysis are caused by increases in parasympathetic tone. Parasympathetic input to the heart is through fibers that synapse deep in the myocardium. Sympathetic influence on the heart is through surface synapses. Due to this arrangement the parasympathetics are more sensitive to heart damage (i.e., infarct, ischemia, or cardiomyopathies). Since the parasympathetics are faster to respond, it is usually the branch that is first to indicate changes in health status anywhere in the body.
 
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