The heart as a system of coupled nonlinear oscillators
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- Honerkamp, J. J. Math. Biology (1983) 18: 69. doi:10.1007/BF00275911
In various approximations the heart is considered as a system of coupled nonlinear oscillators which are characterized by their phase transition curve (PTC) only. The system exhibits many phenomena which are known from ECG recordings such as multi-level-Wenckebach periodicity, dissociation, induction or removal of a tachycardia by an extrasystole, pseudo-block and the gap phenomenon. All these can be discussed within the model on a quantitative level.