Chapter 1. The Conduction System in the Heart

  1. Philip Jevon RGN, BSc (Hon), PGCE Resuscitation Officer Clinical Skills Lead Honorary Clinical Lecturer

Published Online: 4 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318388.ch1

ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition

ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jevon, P. (2009) The Conduction System in the Heart, in ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318388.ch1

Author Information

  1. Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181624

Online ISBN: 9781444318388

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Keywords:

  • conduction system in heart;
  • conduction system irregularities and cardiac arrhythmias;
  • cardiac electrophysiology and basic principles;
  • cardiac muscle contraction and relaxation;
  • sinus node - fastest firing rate assuming pacemaker role;
  • cardiac action potential;
  • action potential in automatic cells;
  • internodal pathways;
  • heart rate influenced by cardiovascular centre in medulla oblongata;
  • specialised cardiac cells initiating and conducting impulses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Basic Principles of Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • The Conduction System in the Heart

  • Chapter Summary

  • References