Relationship between ventricular rate and cardiac output in mimic experimental atrial fibrillation.

@article{Liau1994RelationshipBV,
  title={Relationship between ventricular rate and cardiac output in mimic experimental atrial fibrillation.},
  author={C S Liau and Mien-cheng Chen and F Y Lin and Chang Her Tsai and Young Lee},
  journal={Journal of electrocardiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={163-8}
}
In treating atrial fibrillation (AF) the goal of ventricular rate reduction is still not determined. An animal model of AF was developed in which the relationship between ventricular rate and the parameters of cardiac function in AF can be studied. To simulate AF, complete heart block was chemically produced on open-chest dogs. Then, assisted by a portable computer, the ventricles were paced with a series of grossly irregular stimuli of predetermined rates, while atria were paced rapidly (500… CONTINUE READING