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Cardiac myocytes and the cardiac action potential 

Cardiac myocytes and the cardiac action potential
Cardiac myocytes and the cardiac action potential

Kenneth T. MacLeod

, Steven B. Marston

, Philip A. Poole-Wilson

, Nicholas J. Severs

, and Peter H. Sugden



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.

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date: 23 October 2021

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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