Chapter 6. Basic Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias

  1. José Jalife MD Professor of Internal Medicine Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology1,2,
  2. Mario Delmar MD, PhD Professor of Internal Medicine3,4,
  3. Justus Anumonwo PhD Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine5,
  4. Omer Berenfeld PhD Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering5 and
  5. Jérôme Kalifa MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine5

Published Online: 15 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316940.ch6

Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology for the Clinician, Second Edition

Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology for the Clinician, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jalife, J., Delmar, M., Anumonwo, J., Berenfeld, O. and Kalifa, J. (2009) Basic Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias, in Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology for the Clinician, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316940.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Cyrus and Jane Farrehi Professor of Cardiovascular Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

  2. 2

    Center for Arrhythmia Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

  3. 3

    Frank Norman Wilson Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

  4. 4

    Molecular & Integrative Physiology Co-Director, Center for Arrhythmia Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

  5. 5

    Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 29 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183338

Online ISBN: 9781444316940

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Keywords:

  • cardiac arrhythmias and basic mechanisms;
  • cardiac arrhythmia mechanism;
  • catecholamine effects on automatic cells;
  • cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP);
  • depolarization-induced automaticity;
  • delayed afterdepolarization-induced triggered activity;
  • early afterdepolarizations (EADs) and triggered activity;
  • circus movement reentrant activity;
  • reentrant arrhythmias in Wolff–Parkinson–White (WPW) syndrome

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abnormal Impulse Formation

  • Alterations in the Conduction of the Impulse: Reentry

  • Summary