The influence of pH on the healing-over of mammalian cardiac muscle.


The process of healing-over was followed in trabeculae from the right ventricle of guinea-pigs and in Purkinje fibres from dogs by measuring resting potential and input resistance close to a site of damage. In Ca2+-free bathing solution at pH 6.5 no signs of healing-over were found; at pH 5.5 healing-over was incomplete; at pH 5.0 and 4.0 healing-over… (More)