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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Electrical Diseases of the Heart|
|Subtitle of host publication||Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2008|
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