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

Hidetsugu Sakaguchi, Yusuke Kido

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    Abstract

    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
    Volume71
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 1 2005

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    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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