Electrophysiology of cardiac arrhythmias Chapter uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Pulmonary Artery
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular
  • Ventricular Premature Complexes


  • The normal cardiac cycle is initiated by electrical events that precede cardiac contraction. Abnormalities in the initiation and propagation of cardiac impulses may result in a variety of arrhythmias. The purpose of this chapter is to highlight the cellular mechanisms responsible for normal impulse formation and conduction, and to review the clinical consequences when these mechanisms are perturbed. © 2006 Humana Press Inc.

publication date

  • December 2006



  • Book Chapter


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-59259-918-9_16

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 285

end page

  • 303