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Cardiac myocytes and the cardiac action potential 

Cardiac myocytes and the cardiac action potential

Chapter:
Cardiac myocytes and the cardiac action potential
Author(s):

Kenneth T. MacLeod

, Steven B. Marston

, Philip A. Poole-Wilson

, Nicholas J. Severs

, and Peter H. Sugden

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.160102_update_001

Update:

This chapter has been retired and will not be updated further. The subject matter of this chapter is to be found in chapter 16.1.3 of this online update.

Updated on 29 Oct 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 20 July 2017

Cardiac myocytes are the contractile cells of the heart and constitute the bulk of heart mass. There are differences between the myocytes of the ventricles, the atria, and the conduction system: ventricular myocytes are elongated cells and packed with myofibrils (the contractile apparatus) and mitochondria (for ATP production)....

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