, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 237–240 | Cite as

Is monomorphic tachycardia indeed monomorphic?

  • A. V. Moskalenko
  • Yu. E. Elkin
Complex Systems Biophysics


The dependence of some ECG characteristics on the excitation threshold was studied by mathematical modeling of cardiac arrhythmia in a 2D homogeneous excitable medium. It is shown that monomorphic tachycardias can arise both at elevated and at lowered excitability but the ECG characteristics in these cases are different.

Key words

reentrant ventricular arrhythmia excitable medium spiral wave ECG variability mathematical modeling normalized variability analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Moskalenko
    • 1
  • Yu. E. Elkin
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical and Experimental BiophysicsRussian Academy of SciencesPushchino, Moscow RegionRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematical Problems in BiologyRussian Academy of SciencesPushchino, Moscow RegionRussia
  3. 3.Pushchino BranchMoscow State UniversityPushchino, Moscow RegionRussia

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