[Electrophysiological mechanisms of heart rate stability of the hibernating mammals during hypothermia].

Abstract

Despite more than 100 years of study, the mechanisms of natural resistance of the hibernator heart to cardiac arrhythmias during hypothermia has remained unknown. Renewed optimism in this area of research comes with recent methodological advances which enable to shed light on the hidden secrets of the hibernator's heart. This review discusses basic mechanisms of hypothermic ventricular arrhythmias and highlights some recent findings from the hibernator's heart electrophysiology, which may have an antiarrhythmic potential for the human heart as well.

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@article{Glukhov2014ElectrophysiologicalMO, title={[Electrophysiological mechanisms of heart rate stability of the hibernating mammals during hypothermia].}, author={Alexey V . Glukhov and I. V. Egorov and L. V. Rozenshtraukh}, journal={Uspekhi fiziologicheskikh nauk}, year={2014}, volume={45 1}, pages={3-26} }