Of circles and spirals: bridging the gap between the leading circle and spiral wave concepts of cardiac reentry.

@article{Comtois2005OfCA,
  title={Of circles and spirals: bridging the gap between the leading circle and spiral wave concepts of cardiac reentry.},
  author={Philippe Comtois and James Kneller and Stanley Nattel},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 Suppl 2},
  pages={10-20}
}
The "leading circle model" was the first detailed attempt at understanding the mechanisms of functional reentry, and remains a widely-used notion in cardiac electrophysiology. The "spiral wave" concept was developed more recently as a result of modern theoretical analysis and is the basis for consideration of reentry mechanisms in present biophysical theory. The goal of this paper is to present these models in a way that is comprehensible to both the biophysical and electrophysiology… CONTINUE READING