Elimination of pulses and spirals by external forces in Luo-Rudy model

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    Abstract

    The Luo-Rudy model is one of the standard models for the excitation of cardiac cells. Traveling pulses and spiral waves appear in one-dimensional or two-dimensional Luo-Rudy models. Spiral waves in two-dimensional systems are interpreted as a possible origin of ventricular fibrillation, which is the most serious type of cardiac arrhythmia. Defibrillation is a process to eliminate spiral waves and stop ventricular fibrillation. We perform numerical simulations to eliminate traveling pulses and spiral waves by applying direct current or alternating current to the Luo-Rudy model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number084801
    Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
    Volume77
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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