Cardiac Mechano-Electric Coupling and Arrhythmias

Cardiac Mechano-Electric Coupling and Arrhythmias

Peter Kohl, Frederick Sachs, and Michael R. Franz

Print publication date: Aug 2011

ISBN: 9780199570164

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Cardiac Mechano-Electric Coupling and Arrhythmias offers a thoroughly reviewed compendium authored by leading experts in the field on the mechanism and consequences of cardiac mechano-electrical coupling. Its coverage ranges from stretch-activated ion channels to mechanically induced arrhythmias and mechanical interventions for heart rhythm correction. Information is grouped into logical sections, from molecular mechanisms, to cell, tissue and whole organ responses, right through to patient-based observations and insight emerging from clinical trials. The information provided carefully highlights both consensus insight and current shortcomings in our understanding of cardiac mechano-electric coupling.

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