Electrical injury to heart muscle: The role of electroporation

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Abstract

High intensity, pulsed electric fields are applied to cardiac muscle during internal defibrillation and can result in various forms of injury. To investigate whether electroporation may play a role in cardiac muscle under these conditions, a multi-prong approach was adopted to study experimentally three structural levels in cardiac muscle: intact tissue, isolated single cell, and membrane patch. A brief overview of the work over the past 4 years is presented. Results support the idea that electroporation can play a significant role in electrical injury of the heart.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1006-1007
Number of pages2
Editionpt 2
ISBN (Print)0780302168
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
EventProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Oct 31 1991Nov 3 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 2
Volume13
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period10/31/9111/3/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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