Why do we have Purkinje fibers deep in our heart?

Abstract

Purkinje fibers were the first discovered component of the cardiac conduction system. Originally described in sheep in 1839 as pale subendocardial cells, they were found to be present, although with different morphology, in all mammalian and avian hearts. Here we review differences in their appearance and extent in different species, summarize the current… (More)

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@article{Sedmera2014WhyDW, title={Why do we have Purkinje fibers deep in our heart?}, author={David Sedmera and Robert G. Gourdie}, journal={Physiological research}, year={2014}, volume={63 Suppl 1}, pages={S9-18} }