Elimination of spiral chaos by pulse entrainment in the Aliev-Panfilov model

Hidetsugu Sakaguchi, Yusuke Kido

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    Pulse entrainment between two excitatory media is studied in the Aliev-Panfilov model. We show that a spiral chaos in the continuous excitatory medium can be eliminated by a grid network using the pulse entrainment. This mechanism may be applied to the cardiac system, where the ventricular fibrillation is interpreted as the spiral chaos and the Purkinje fibers act as the grid network.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number052901
    JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - May 1 2005


    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
    • Statistics and Probability
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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