The role of spatial interactions in creating the dispersion of transmembrane potential by premature electric shocks

@article{Krassowska1997TheRO,
  title={The role of spatial interactions in creating the dispersion of transmembrane potential by premature electric shocks},
  author={Wanda Krassowska and Meenakshi S. Kumar},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
  year={1997},
  volume={25},
  pages={949-963}
}
Strong electric shocks applied during the refractory period can initiate or terminate cardiac arrhythmias. To elucidate the underlying mechanism, Knisleyet al. used rabbit papillary musclein vitro to scan the refractory period of an action potential with shocks of different strengths. The resulting map of the shock-induced changes in the transmembrane… CONTINUE READING