Quantitative assessment of the spatial organization of atrial fibrillation in the intact human heart.

@article{Botteron1996QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative assessment of the spatial organization of atrial fibrillation in the intact human heart.},
  author={G W Botteron and Joseph Smith},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1996},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={513-8}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial activation during atrial fibrillation (AF) is frequently described as random or chaotic. We propose that activation during AF is constrained by the principles of reentrant excitation; that these constraints impart a measurable spatial organization to activation during AF; and that the distance over which activation sequences remain well correlated can be readily measured and related both to the propensity of AF to sustain itself as well as to atrial tissue wavelength… CONTINUE READING

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