Conduction in Normal and Diseased Myocardium

  • Alec Saunders
  • Fu Siong NgEmail author
Part of the Learning Materials in Biosciences book series (LMB)


This chapter discusses the passive component of conduction that occurs between electrically coupled cells. In addition, the necessary conditions for wavefront propagation and thus normal cardiac function are introduced. Finally, this chapter will explore how intercellular coupling can be altered in pathology, and the effects this has on the electrical function of the heart.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brighton and Sussex Medical SchoolBrightonUK
  2. 2.National Heart and Lung Institute, Myocardial Function, Imperial College LondonLondonUK

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