Electrophysiological effects of acute ventricular dilatation in the isolated rabbit heart.

Abstract

We examined the effects of left ventricular dilatation on epicardial pacing threshold, conduction velocity, and effective refractory period (ERP) in the isolated, retrograde perfused rabbit heart. Left ventricular size was modified by acutely changing the volume of a fluid-filled balloon anchored within the vented left ventricle. Increases in left… (More)

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@article{Reiter1988ElectrophysiologicalEO, title={Electrophysiological effects of acute ventricular dilatation in the isolated rabbit heart.}, author={Michael Reiter and David P. Synhorst and D E Mann}, journal={Circulation research}, year={1988}, volume={62 3}, pages={554-62} }