Physics of Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis Alain Karma

  title={Physics of Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis Alain Karma},
  author={Alain Karma},
A normal heartbeat is orchestrated by the stable propagation of an excitation wave that produces an orderly contraction. In contrast, wave turbulence in the ventricles, clinically known as ventricular fibrillation (VF), stops the heart from pumping and is lethal without prompt defibrillation. I review experimental, computational, and theoretical studies that have shed light on complex dynamical phenomena linked to the initiation, maintenance, and control of wave turbulence. I first discuss… CONTINUE READING
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