Chapter 1. The Cardiac Electrical System

  1. Richard N. Fogoros MD

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750681.ch1

Electrophysiologic Testing, Fourth Edition

Electrophysiologic Testing, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Fogoros, R. N. (ed) (2006) The Cardiac Electrical System, in Electrophysiologic Testing, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470750681.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Pittsburgh, PA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405104784

Online ISBN: 9780470750681



  • cardiac electrical system;
  • electrical impulses;
  • cardiac electrophysiology;
  • electrocardiogram (ECG);
  • sinoatrial (SA) node


This chapter contains section titled:

  • The anatomy of the heart's electrical system

  • The cardiac action potential

  • Localized variations in the heart's electrical system

  • Relationship between action potential and surface ECG