Mechanoelectrical interactions and their role in electrical function of the heart

John Jeremy Rice, Peter Kohl

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The heart is an electrically controlled and chemically powered mechanical pump. There are complex interactions between cardiac electrophysiology, metabolism, and mechanics, with a multitude of interdigitating regulatory loops. This chapter will focus on the cross-talk between electrical and mechanical activity of the heart, and in particular its relevance for heart rhythm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectrical Diseases of the Heart
Subtitle of host publicationGenetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781846288531
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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