Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology

  • Edward Carmeliet
  • Johan Vereecke

Part of the Basic Science for the Cardiologist book series (BASC, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Edward Carmeliet, Johan Vereecke
    Pages 1-6
  3. Edward Carmeliet, Johan Vereecke
    Pages 7-66
  4. Edward Carmeliet, Johan Vereecke
    Pages 67-93
  5. Edward Carmeliet, Johan Vereecke
    Pages 95-177
  6. Edward Carmeliet, Johan Vereecke
    Pages 179-227
  7. Edward Carmeliet, Johan Vereecke
    Pages 229-251
  8. Edward Carmeliet, Johan Vereecke
    Pages 253-278
  9. Edward Carmeliet, Johan Vereecke
    Pages 279-305
  10. Edward Carmeliet, Johan Vereecke
    Pages 307-330
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 331-421

About this book


Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology is intended for the clinical cardiologist who wishes to refresh or deepen his understanding of the cellular basis of cardiac electrophysiology, for researchers interested in the basis of the electrical activity of the heart, such as clinical investigators, physiologists or pharmacologists, for teachers in physiology, pharmacology and other biomedical studies, and for medical students from graduate to postgraduate level.
Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology starts with a primer of basic electrophysiology, the cardiac action potential and the physiological basis of the electrocardiogram. Our second aim after having introduced the basic concepts was to continue with giving an overview of the properties of the most important ionic currents in the heart, and to treat their modulation, in order to deal with the mechanisms underlying cardiac ischaemia, arrhythmias and remodelling.
Edward Carmeliet and Johan Vereecke, Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium, have collaborated for over 30 years in cardiac electrophysiology research. Their studies include the genesis of the normal action potential, its changes in ischaemia, the effect of drugs, and the mechanism of arrhythmias, using techniques from the classic potential registration with intracellular microelectrodes to whole cell clamp and single channel measurements.


arrhythmia drugs electrocardiogram (ECG) electrophysiology heart physiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward Carmeliet
    • 1
  • Johan Vereecke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyK.U.L. University LeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5692-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1715-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0753
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