Enhanced susceptibility to alternans in a rabbit model of chronic myocardial infarction

@article{Lou2009EnhancedST,
  title={Enhanced susceptibility to alternans in a rabbit model of chronic myocardial infarction},
  author={Qing Lou and Igor R. Efimov},
  journal={2009 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
  year={2009},
  pages={4527-4530}
}
The aim of this study is to examine how structural discontinuity and functional remodeling changes the susceptibility to alternans of action potential duration (APD) in a rabbit model of chronic myocardial infarction (MI). Optical mapping experiments using voltage-sensitive dyes were performed in 14 rabbit hearts. We found that (1) APD alternans starts at a… CONTINUE READING