Effect of acute ventricular dilatation on fibrillation thresholds in the isolated rabbit heart.

@article{Jalal1992EffectOA,
  title={Effect of acute ventricular dilatation on fibrillation thresholds in the isolated rabbit heart.},
  author={Sohail Jalal and Graham R Williams and David E. Mann and Michael J. Reiter},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={263 4 Pt 2},
  pages={H1306-10}
}
We examined the effects of ventricular dilatation on epicardial refractoriness and ventricular fibrillation threshold (VFT) in the isolated, retrograde-perfused rabbit heart. Ventricular size was modified by acutely changing the volume of a fluid-filled balloon secured within either the left or right ventricle. Left ventricular dilatation (to an end… CONTINUE READING