Mechanical characterization of rabbit pulmonary vein sleeves in in vitro intact ring preparation.


BACKGROUND Pulmonary vein (PV) sleeves, composed of cardiomyocytes, play certain roles in arrhythmogenesis. In the literature, it has been frequently reported that PV sleeves possess intrinsic spontaneous pacemaking activity and triggered activity in normal dogs and rabbits. In contrast, other research groups presented totally opposite findings which showed… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1726-4901(09)70003-6


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