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Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology 

Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology
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Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology
Author(s):

Hon-Chi Lee

and Arshad Jahangir

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199941193.003.0007
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date: 15 October 2019

The learning objectives of this chapter are to review some basic electrophysiologic concepts that are useful for the clinician. These include 1) the structure and function of cardiac ion channels; 2) the role of ion channels in the generation of cardiac action potentials; 3) the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias; and 4) inherited and acquired channelopathies.

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