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The Sinoatrial Node and Its Dysfunction

  • John D. Kugler
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 56)

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to review the function and dysfunction of the sinoatrial node (SAN). The majority of the chapter encompasses SAN dysfunction: surface electrocardiography; clinical manifestations; noninvasive evaluation; intracardiac electrophysiology and treatment. It is essential, however, to understand the normal function of the SAN. Therefore, before proceeding to a discussion of the clinical study of the SAN and its dysfunction, the embryological development, ultrastructure and cellular electrophysiology are reviewed. A solid background will therefore be available for a discussion of new directions in pediatric SAN electrocardiography.

Keywords

Sinus Node Great Artery Sinoatrial Node Sick Sinus Syndrome Sinus Node Dysfunction 
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