Electrophysiological effects of myocardial stretch and mechanical determinants of stretch-activated arrhythmias.

@article{Franz1992ElectrophysiologicalEO,
  title={Electrophysiological effects of myocardial stretch and mechanical determinants of stretch-activated arrhythmias.},
  author={Michael R. Franz and Robert R. Cima and Dong Wang and David Profitt and Raymond Kurz},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1992},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={968-78}
}
BACKGROUND Although the existence of myocardial mechanoelectrical feedback is well established, the mechanism of arrhythmia induction by ventricular dilatation or stretch remains insufficiently defined. In particular, controversy exists when comparing the arrhythmogenic potential of chronic versus acute myocardial stretch. Also, assessment of cellular… CONTINUE READING