Mechanisms of Atrial Arrhythmias

Insights from the Development of a Biophysically Detailed Model of the Human Atria

  • Michael A. Colman

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Michael A. Colman
    Pages 1-7
  3. Michael A. Colman
    Pages 9-55
  4. Single Cell Modelling of the Human Atria

  5. 3-D Modelling of the Human Atria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Michael A. Colman
      Pages 159-184
    3. Michael A. Colman
      Pages 201-225
    4. Michael A. Colman
      Pages 227-247
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-256

About this book


This thesis describes the development of biophysically detailed computer models of the human atria and torso to study the underlying mechanisms of cardiac diseases, some of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality. This is a cross-disciplinary project, involving fundamentals of cardiac electrophysiology, physics of excitable media, applied mathematics and high performance scientific computing and visualisation.  The author uses computer models to provide insights into the underlying mechanisms of the genesis of atrial fibrillation and develops novel techniques for the monitoring of atrial tachycardia. 


3D Anatomical Modelling of the Atria Atrial Fbrillation Atrial Tchycardia Autonomic Crdiac Rgulation Cardiac Mdelling Electrical Rmodelling Electrophysiological Mdelling Pacemaking Mehanisms

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Colman
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01642-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01643-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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