The Slow Inward Current and Cardiac Arrhythmias

  • Douglas P. Zipes
  • John C. Bailey
  • Victor Elharrar

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Silvio Weidmann
      Pages 3-9
    3. Paul F. Cranefield
      Pages 11-21
  3. Basic Properties of the Slow Inward Current

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Edouard Coraboeuf
      Pages 25-95
    3. Michael J. Mirro, John C. Bailey, August M. Watanabe
      Pages 111-126
    4. Paul F. Cranefield, Frederick A. Dodge
      Pages 149-171
    5. Harry A. Fozzard
      Pages 173-203
  4. Models of the Slow Inward Current

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Hiroshi Irisawa, Kaoru Yanagihara
      Pages 265-284
    3. Michael R. Rosen, Allan J. Hordof
      Pages 295-308
    4. Joseph F. Spear, Leonard N. Horowitz, E. Neil Moore
      Pages 309-326
    5. Victor Elharrar, Douglas P. Zipes
      Pages 357-373
  5. Role of the Slow Inward Current in the Genesis of Cardiac Arrhythmias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Michael R. Rosen, Peter Danilo Jr.
      Pages 417-435
    3. Andrew L. Wit, Paul F. Cranefield, David C. Gadsby
      Pages 437-454
    4. Leonard S. Gettes, Tomoaki Saito
      Pages 455-477
  6. Clinical Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. Douglas P. Zipes, Robert L. Rinkenberger, James J. Heger, Eric N. Prystowsky
      Pages 481-506
    3. Hein J. J. Wellens, Jerónimo Farré, Frits W. Bär
      Pages 507-514
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 515-521

About this book


Since Paul Cranefield published his monograph, The Conduction of the Cardiac Impulse, in 1975, much has been learned about the role of the slow inward current in cardiac electrophysiology. Because of this expanse in know­ ledge, both basic and clinical, it appeared reasonable to review in a mono­ graph once again what was known. When Martinus Nijhoff first approached us to undertake the task of updating this information, we were initially reluctant for several reasons. First, we did not feel that the subject could be adequately and thoroughly reviewed, from the cell to the bedside, by a single person. Second, time constraints on all of us precluded even attempting such a task. However, we were encouraged by several of our friends (' egged on' one might even say, since they wished the job done but did not want to do it themselves!) who promised faithfully to contribute chapters on time if we accepted the task. So we did, and most of them did also.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas P. Zipes
    • 1
  • John C. Bailey
    • 1
  • Victor Elharrar
    • 1
  1. 1.Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8892-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8890-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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