Effects of lidocaine on conduction through depolarized canine false tendons and on a model of reflected reentry.

Reflected reentry was produced in canine false tendons, mounted in a three-chamber bath, in which the central fiber segment was partially depolarized with an "ischemic" solution to provide an area of impaired conduction. Lidocaine (3-5 mg/l) added to the central chamber further impaired conduction; consequently, reflections were obtained at lower… CONTINUE READING