4. Cardiac Morphology Relevant to Mapping

  1. Mohammad Shenasa MD4,
  2. Gerhard Hindricks MD5,
  3. Martin Borggrefe MD6,
  4. Günter Breithardt MD7 and
  5. Mark E. Josephson MD8
  1. Siew Yen Ho1,
  2. José Angel Cabrera2 and
  3. Damian Sánchez-Quintana3

Published Online: 18 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118481585.ch4

Cardiac Mapping, Fourth Edition

Cardiac Mapping, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Ho, S. Y., Cabrera, J. A. and Sánchez-Quintana, D. (2013) Cardiac Morphology Relevant to Mapping, in Cardiac Mapping, Fourth Edition (eds M. Shenasa, G. Hindricks, M. Borggrefe, G. Breithardt and M. E. Josephson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118481585.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Attending Physician, Department of Cardiovascular Services, O'Connor Hospital, Heart & Rhythm Medical Group, San Jose, California, USA

  2. 5

    Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), University Leipzig, Heart Center, Director, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany

  3. 6

    Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Head, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology, University Medical Center, Mannheim Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany

  4. 7

    Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Cardiology, Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Hospital of the University of Münster, Münster, Germany

  5. 8

    Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Director, Harvard-Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute and Arrhythmia Service, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Herman C. Dana Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

  2. 2

    Hospital Quirón, Madrid, Spain

  3. 3

    Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 DEC 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670460

Online ISBN: 9781118481585



  • anatomy;
  • conduction system;
  • flutter isthmus;
  • pulmonary veins


This chapter presents the morphology of the structurally normal heart relevant to cardiac interventional procedures and mapping. The location and spatial relationships of the cardiac chambers, valves and important neighboring structures are reviewed. Also reviewed are the atrioventricular junctional area, atrial septum and interatrial connections.