Architecture of atrial musculature in humans.

  title={Architecture of atrial musculature in humans.},
  author={Kerong Wang and Siew Yen Ho and Derek G. Gibson and Robert H. Anderson},
  journal={British heart journal},
  volume={73 6},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the gross arrangement of the principal muscular bundles of the two atria, and to suggest how it may contribute to contraction and spread of atrial excitation. DESIGN A prospective analysis based on anatomical examination of adult human hearts. SETTING A national heart and lung institute and a tertiary referral centre for cardiac disease. MATERIAL 9 normal postmortem human hearts. METHODS Dissection of atrial muscles with macrophotography. RESUltS--The atrial… CONTINUE READING
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