Bradley N Plummer

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Abnormalities in calcium handling have been implicated as a significant source of electrical instability in heart failure (HF). While these abnormalities have been investigated extensively in isolated myocytes, how they manifest at the tissue level and trigger arrhythmias is not clear. We hypothesize that in HF, triggered activity (TA) is due to spontaneous(More)
Triggered arrhythmias due to spontaneous cytoplasmic calcium oscillations occur in a variety of disease conditions; however, their cellular mechanisms in tissue are not clear. We hypothesize that spontaneous calcium oscillations in the whole heart are due to calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum and are facilitated by calcium diffusion through gap(More)
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