Chapter 1. Action Potentials

  1. George A. Stouffer MD

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311877.ch1

Practical ECG Interpretation: Clues to Heart Disease in Young Adults

Practical ECG Interpretation: Clues to Heart Disease in Young Adults

How to Cite

Stouffer, G. A. (2009) Action Potentials, in Practical ECG Interpretation: Clues to Heart Disease in Young Adults, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311877.ch1

Author Information

  1. Henry A. Foscue Distinguished Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179287

Online ISBN: 9781444311877

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Keywords:

  • practical ECG interpretation;
  • basics of electrocardiography;
  • action potentials;
  • membrane potential;
  • pacemaker cells;
  • effective refractory period (ERP)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pacemaker cells

  • Non-pacemaker cells